Len Bernardo the Republican candidate for Ulster County Executive was a no show for a scheduled debate before the U.C. Bar Association last Thursday, just two days after Mike Hein easily won the first debate before a sold out crowd at the UC Chamber of Commerce
Both candidates had confirmed several times to appear and all of a sudden Len Bernardo just does not show up, to discuss the issues. Many people have raised the question that after Bernardo's lackluster performance just two days earlier, that Len is now afraid to compete against Mike Hein.
I don't fault Len at all, Mike Hein, is a tough competitor that proved that he is ready for prime time. The question now is if Len is not ready to debate the issues how can he possibly be ready to lead???