I believe candidates have a responsibility to engage the public in discussion. However, there are instances where how the question is presented that I will elect not to answer. This is largely due to if I feel the question is aligned to a specific position. Additionally, I do not believe it is a candidate’s responsibility to respond to every comment on their answer. There are cases in which it is very clear commentators are trying to provoke responses. This is not a case of not having thick-skin but rather a case where some forms of communication are simply not the best for debate.