Thursday, October 2, 2014

Come on, groups! Debate or forum?

In about one month, McHenry County voters will have the chance to change the face, look and feel of the McHenry County Sheriff's Department. On Tuesday, November 4, voters will go to the polls (hopefully) and cast their votes.

Why aren't important groups in McHenry County clamoring for debates between candidates Jim Harrison and Bill Prim?

What groups could sponsor debates?

The Northwest Herald
The McHenry County League of Women Voters
The Bull Valley Garden Club
Area chapters of Kiwanis, Rotary and other service clubs
Community groups from all corners of McHenry County
PTAs from the school districts
Patriots United
The Tea Party

The Northwest Herald and the League tried to set up something. Sort of.

Here's what they could have done ... they could have set a date and told the two candidates - "This is when and where it will be. Be there. Or else."

If a candidate didn't show up, leave an empty chair for him. Address key questions to the Empty Chair and to the candidate who did show up. Let the attendees come to their own conclusion why the absent candidate didn't show up.

Sponsor debates between these two all over McHenry County.

And, for crying out loud, have debates, not the wimpy "forums" that the League likes to sponsor. Allow rough-and-tumble questions and answers. Stop "playing nice".

Why won't Bill Prim debate Jim Harrison? Why didn't it take him about two seconds to ditch whatever other plans he had for October 8? Does he think he can hide out and stay out of the spotlight and hope no one will hold it against him?

Call up Bill Prim now and ask him why he won't debate Jim Harrison. Post his answers in comments below this article.


Big Daddy said...

Gus, a little off topic and I apologize but can you recommend a good gun range in McHenry County? I am looking for a range that doesn't bother the shooter, hoover over him or is very rigid.

Gus said...

HP on 120 in McHenry. Old, small, low-cost. For another option, email me or PM on Facebook.

Big Daddy said...

That's good, thanks

Big Daddy said...

Gus, back on topic. What is Harrison's stance on the Constitution and the right of citizens to possess and carry firearms. If you know.

Gus said...

The best person to ask about a position on an issue is the candidate himself. Give Jim a call. I believe you'll find him accessible.