It is sad when a “Lincoln Day Dinner” ends up as a waste of time and money, not just for those when attended, but for the candidates too! $15 got you a lousy meal, and a very short speech from each candidate. Only those who could throw away that money could attend, and High School students and under were (GET THIS!) FREE! There was no question/answer period and only a few moments to mingle, not enough time to really strike up a conversation. WHAT A JOKE! Those “POWERS THAT BE” (or rather the idiots who think they are all that!) decide what people can hear, do and say. Just like a Dictatorship instead of the Republic that the US is SUPPOSE to be. I hope it bites them in the bum!