Arizona Gov. Jan Perry’s now famous pause

It is somewhat painful to watch.
I like the comments I read from those who watched the debate on TV. They said her pauses are not what bother them. It is her inability or perhaps, refusal to answer direct questions. She has now said she will no longer debate her opponent. This candidate, and many others, have to ask themselves: What are they doing to democracy? Those who want everyone to re-visit the Constitution should ask candidates that will not answer simple questions on policy, or refuse to air their views in the public, or participate in a campaign, to examine how they are hurting democracy and the function of government.