Friday, October 19, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Candidate James Ramos is still ducking crowds these days.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Member and lifelong Democrat is running against Republican Third District Supervisor Neil Derry.

As previously discussed on this blog, Ramos has been dodging several community forums, where he has to contract himself with Derry.

Something that Ramos has shy-ed away from ever since the debacle at the Highland Chamber of Commerce candidate forum in late September.

This time Ramos has given his Alma mater, California State University at San Bernardino, the I’m busy answer to a request to participate in a political forum with Derry.

The school was shocked at Ramos’ refusal to participate.

Now the forum has transformed into a get to know Derry event.

Apparently Ramos has no time to appear at forums, but has time to put up his campaign signs during the day and evening.