Gaylon Kent: Left out of debate |

Gaylon Kent: Left out of debate

Recently a private club in Grand Junction held a debate for Congressional candidates from District 3. Two-thirds of the candidates, the Republican and Democratic nominees, were invited. Yours truly, the Libertarian nominee was not.

Club 20 can invite whomever they want, of course, but by any measure they did not have a legitimate debate without me. While the number of Libertarians are rather small, one-third of the voters in District 3 are independents who do not affiliate with any political party. By definition, they are open to something other than what the two major parties choose to tell them.

Club 20 excluding me was petty, and our acceptance of it is shameful — tyranny’s invitation to come and make itself comfortable in America.

Club 20 was not interested in what I had to say. Democracy’s loss.

I hope others will be and that I will be included in future debates. The voters of our district deserve nothing less.

Gaylon Kent


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User