The longer Rep. Allen West stays in the public eye, the more ridiculous he becomes. The things he has to say range from the merely stupid to the incredibly inane. His latest bit of posturing is declaring that he will not participate in a debate against his Democratic opponent because his opponent is too ignorant.
Instead of demanding a debate, my primary opponent would be better served by studying up on the issues and getting in touch with people he wants to represent…
If voters are to gain anything from debates, both candidates must be willing and most importantly, capable of putting forth substantive proposals and honestly and truthfully answering questions. Unfortunately for voters, Bob Crowder has shown no ability to do either.
As such, I refuse to waste the voters’ time by dignifying Crowder’s cynical political maneuvering.
He also refuses to meet with the Palm Beach Post editorial board. He explains his bizarre behavior:
Let me be clear. I am not a career politician. I did not learn to communicate in a city council chamber, or on the floor of the state house, or with the help of political consultants or masters of “spin.”
I learned to communicate on the battlefield, where “nuance” is not at all useful and can be dangerous, if not fatal. I learned that honor, integrity and character are the most important qualities any man can possess, and I believe a man must stand for something, or he will fall for anything.
Hey Allen, you aren’t on the battlefield anymore (and it’s a good thing; while you were there, you committed war crimes).