You may read the entire story at?Petoskey News?? “Neither Hooper nor Goldthorpe were pleased with Casperson?s no-show.””Hooper claimed Casperson had already received backing from the state?s Republican party and said missing a debate sends the wrong message to voters.”?You can?t ignore debates. He thinks he can be put in by the power of the party,? Hooper said. ?They should not be endorsing anyone before the primary. It?s up to the voters to find out who they want.?Goldthorpe offered a more concise swipe at Casperson for his absence. ?Tom who?? she said. ?If he wants to play ball, he should.? ?