On Tuesday, October 26, the two main candidates for Governor of California, Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman, sat down with the current Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, for a public conversation about the future of the state at the Women's Conference held in the Long Beach Convention Center.
Moderated by NBC's Matt Lauer, the conversation steered toward addressing the negative campaign adverstisements that have come out of both camps, especially as the election draws closer. Lauer asked both candidates if they would mutually pledge to only run positive ads for the rest of the campaign. Brown immediately agreed, but Whitman refused.
It was a telling moment in this dramatic race: