Anthony Como and Elizabeth Crowley used the excuse that they were attending a newspaper round table discussion at the Queens Ledge on Tuesday night as the reason for cancelling on their commitment to participate in a debate at Our Lady of Hope in Middle Village. The other two candidates, Charles Ober and Tom Ognibene, were also asked to attend the newspaper's event at 7:30, but both stood firm and chose to go to the debate. Ober made an appointment at the newspaper for 9:30 that same evening and Ognibene went at noon yesterday. So the 7:30 time was not a "do-or-die" for either Crowley or Como. It's obvious that they don't have the cojones to face tough questions.
Crowley cannot handle issue-oriented questions, nevermind straightforward questions about her indiscretions past and present. Como is a pretty dim bulb as well, and it is becoming more and more obvious that he will act as the sacrificial lamb for Serf Maltese who made a deal with Joe Crowley to give Dizzy Lizzy the seat. Como is only in the race to split the GOP vote. This is why he didn't show at the debate either.
This entire race is a farce with the people of the district being played for fools - as usual. The voters in Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill, Ridgewood and Glendale better wake up and smell the coffee, and do so fast.