Saturday, February 18, 2012 – 05:55 p.m.

The Redlands Daily Facts is reporting that San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman and Board of Supervisors candidate James Ramos has bailed out of a candidates forum hosted by the Redlands Tea Party Patriots.

Ramos is citing a ‘scheduling’ conflict as the reason for his planned no-show.

It’ll be interesting to see if Ramos cancels on another face-to-face with Supervisor Neil Derry in front of the Big Bear Democratic Club scheduled for April.

The empty suit is starting to materialize.