, because Greable declined to participate.
"My qualifications to serve as President and my long and active record of leadership are very well known," Greable told Patch. "My resume speaks for itself. The Winnetka Caucus Council interviewed us both at length and then selected me."
Patch readers weighed in on the cancelled debate in Patch's earlier coverage. While most were upset that both candidates weren't williing to participate, some understood while Greable declined.
"Gene Greable has always conducted himself as an honest fair representative of his fellow villagers, listening with an open and fair mind to the taxpayers for the good of our village and abiding by our long honored rules without resorting to underhanded tactics to run people away from serving," commenter Antonia Duhe wrote.
Other commenters, however, felt that it was unfair for Greable to decline to participate.
"I have to say I lose respect for a candidate who refuses to debate his opponent in a public forum" commenter nsmom wrote. "The league does an excellent job moderating debates for all parties. Greable does the voters a disservice by refusing to debate."
Veep felt similarly, noting that "No one's resume 'speaks' for them!"
"Only someone feeling threatened hides behind an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper," Veep wrote. "But the confident, trustworthy, quick-on-their feet candidate should SPEAK for themselves in an open debate."
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