I think it's very telling that he has not dared to directly address the many difficult questions and arguments addressed to him, yet you leap to his defense (can he not handle this himself?) and then suggest he "start again," thereby avoiding those discussions--and the real issues.
I don't really understand this comment. I was trying to lighten the tone of the thread a bit. He's trying to engage - you have to give him credit for that. This thread is completely overwhelming now, I just thought starting again might help everyone.