Reneging on their promise to participate, the withdrawal of Jason Lewis and Angie Craig from the scheduled August 3 Farmfest Forum has resulted in the cancellation of the CD2 portion of the debate. Apparently, each candidate refused to take a stage with Independence Party Candidate Paula Overby.... “Our people are divided, not by love and hate but by our two major parties," said Overby. "These are the exact actions that are polarizing the public and dividing this nation." … The Farmfest forums have a long-standing tradition of being one of the earliest forums on the political calendar. "This is not a time for political cowardice," said Overby. "If ever there was a time for politicians to boldly embrace the will of the people, that time is now."
Paula M Overby, changing the dialogue of American politics