Charlie Cave: BoE’s ‘invisible candidate’

It appears to have become the case of the invisible candidate, or at least one that does not return messages. At issue is the candidacy of Charlie Cave, the challenger in the race for the Post 4 seat of the Fayette County Board of Education held by Dr. Bob Todd. To date, after repeated attempts to contact him and despite his promise to contact The Citizen to be interviewed, Cave has not been heard from.

It is not unusual in a contested race for any candidate to be pressed for time and have numerous engagements to let voters know what they bring to the table. And that was Cave’s point to The Citizen just prior to the Rotary Club of Peachtree City’s meet and greet for all candidates held June 22.

Cave at that time told The Citizen he would be busy speaking with people about his candidacy until the following week. The Citizen told Cave the request for an interview was being made so that he could get his message to tens of thousands of residents of Fayette County.

Yet multiple calls and/or email messages to the candidate to set up a time for an interview have gone unanswered.

Cave was a no-show at the one event at which candidates were subject to live questioning by an audience. In that event, Cave said he had taken ill on the evening of the BOE candidates’ forum held June 17 and could not attend.

To date, the only thing voters have heard from Cave was stated in the three minutes allotted to candidates at the Rotary Club meet and greet session. Cave took all but approximately the last 10 seconds of his remarks to talk about his time in Fayette County, his family, previous employment and his love of the county.

His comments pertaining to what he would bring to his constituents if elected to the school board, stated in approximately 10 seconds, referenced only his “financial experience” and “a spirit of cooperation.”

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Charlie Cave is an Embarrassment

Cave clearly doesn't know or care anything about our school system, he's obviously the only fool Smola/Smith could find to oppose Bob Todd. I would feel sorry for him, but his connection with Smola/Smith, and his reliance on their underhanded and unethical tactics, tells me he doesn't deserve my pity. He clearly thought he could coast through this election and never have to learn anything about the job he is applying for. I know for a fact that he never even attended a board meeting before he launched his campaign. If elected, he obviously plans to just vote however Janet and Terri vote, and not worry about using his brain.

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Mr. Cave's Qualifications, or lack thereof..

I attended the Peachtree City's meet and greet sponsored by the Rotary Club of PTC simply to learn about Mr. Charlie Cave. I met Dr. Bob Todd during the BOE Forum where Mr. Cave did not appear, and was very impressed with his thoughtful, sincere and genuine answers to each and every question he was asked. After listening to Mr. Cave's introduction about himself I felt I was more qualified to be on the BOE than Mr. Cave. He seemed like a nice old gentlemen.

My wife and I voted early for Dr. Todd and I encourage every Fayette County registered voter to do the same. God bless you Dr. Todd and I pray a hedge of protection round about you in the mighty name of Jesus. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, in the mighty name of Jesus I pray.

I am going to diligently involve myself with the Fayette County BOE and work with whomever will to see that Janet Smola and Terri Smith resign or are defeated at their next election. They have proven they do not put the children first in their deliberations and execution of their respective positions on the BOE. Come one, come all to the BOE meetings and lets challenge Smola/Smith to do whats right and just, or they must go!

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suggarfoot- U should've gone to the Rotary forum

You could have heard Charlie during a rare appearance and listen to him tell us about his banking credentials, children, and grandchildren.

When he thought about explaining why he should be a BOE member and his vision for our kids' education, the moderator had to tap the gong- time was up!

No one knows about this guy and we can only hope it stays that way...

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Cave should just walk away.

He's over his head. Speaking of heads, Smola, don't do anymore head shots.

suggarfoot
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maybe he..has.. walked away

and forgot to tell us!

heatjam
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Who is Charlie Cave??

Maybe he is just a figment of Smola's imagination!

suggarfoot
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It would seem he might be

That is the whole problem, no one knows anything about Charlie Cave.

Citizen Bob
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No, suggarfoot, the problem ...

... is a candidate who won't come forward to address the voters and respond to their questions.