An article comment Republican McHenry County Board Chairman candidate Mike Walkup:
I have also asked Mr. Franks to a standard debate and he has refused.
The format of the League affairs are not the best, I would agree.
However there is at least some opportunity for the candidates to respond to one another, particularly if there are only two of them.
I am hereby reiterating my challenge to Mr. Franks, who I know reads this blog and maybe comments on it under a false name, let’s have a real debate!
Here is the format I would suggest:
Each candidate gives a 5 minute opening statement.
Questions are tendered from the people attending, whether supporters of one candidate or another or not.
Questions are screened by someone from both he Northwest Herald and Daily Herald only for inappropriate or irrelevant content or duplication.
All questions not asked will be available for later inspection.
Each candidate has up to two minutes to respond so they are not rushed, unless the question can be answered in a shorter time.
Each candidate gets a 30 second rebuttal.
The order of answering is rotated.
The candidates have a 3 minute closing statement in the reverse order from the opening statements.
The debate, or whatever you want to call it, is video taped and live streamed.
Neither candidate will bring bodyguards.
How about it “Moderate”?