Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – 11:00 a.m.

Is San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chair James Ramos feeling a little insecure these days?

It sure looks like it.

Last week Ramos, who is trying to leverage his Indian gambling empire to unseat Third District San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry, was up in Big Bear proclaiming he would spend five times Derry.

So $3.5 to $4.o million?

Yeah right!

Now Ramos is out pressuring for endorsements.

And Ramos’ new line this time is “Derry isn’t going to be in the race”.

Apparently the conventional thinking was that Derry was going to be wrapped up fighting charges for at least six months.