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Your Thoughts on Rep. Young's No-Show

Check out what people had to say about the Jessica Ehrlich walking out of the Gulfport's Candidate Forum after Rep. C.W. Bill Young didn't show.

During Gulfport's candidate forum, Jessica Ehrlich, the Democratic opponent for U.S. House District 13, walked off stage at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom September 20.

Rep. C.W. Bill Young was absent from the Meet the Candidates Forum, but did have a representative, his son, Billy Young.

After this happened, we asked for your opinions and you've expressed how you felt in our comments.

Patch user Trusgold commented: "Apparently the Congressman is far to good to debate an opponent. Don't you think the people of that district have right to see their Congressman in a debate with his opponent. He doesn't own that district."

Patch user Chely Hernández-Miller commented: "Why not take the reason of the Congressman´s absence at face value? Not every politician lies......Congressional schedules can be checked and confirmed. I really like Billy Young´s comment: ¨I feel like Clint Eastwood¨!"

Patch user Gary May commented: Don't worry He is to popular. Been around a long time and will cotinue to be around a long time. Good guy and has done well for this area.

Torrey Craig asked in a comment: When was the last time Congressman Young stood before his constituents and publicly presented his positions on various topics least of all debated an opponent?

What were your thoughts on the event and what people thought of it? Let us know in the comments!

jjinfl September 26, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Where are the rest of the comments?
S. Ripley September 26, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Before we call it a "no show" did he ever agree to attend?
jjinfl September 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Hi, S. Ripley I agree with you. In the past 11 years I have never found Bill Young to be a gentleman, unfailingly polite, concerned, and a fair politician, which is rare these days. He was in Washington dealing with a vote he needed to be present for, as I understand from checking on this. I feel that he was doing his job for us there. This opponent seems to be looking for something to discredit him and therefore boost her own chance of taking his place. The "no show" headlines also kind of make it sound as if he was just home napping or that he was too egotistical to bother attending. Why didn't she just forge ahead and answer the moderator with her side of the issues, so the audience would have had a chance to get to know her viewpoints.
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Red October 09, 2012 at 12:56 PM
They don't tow the "party"line

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