Rick Scott Refused To Enter Debate Because Charlie Crist Had A Fan
[su_right_ad]Florida Governor Rick Scott was upset because he saw that Charlie Crist had a fan below the podium and the debate rules banned fans.
“We have been told Governor Scott will not be participating in this debate,” CBS moderator Elliott Rodriguez said. “Now, let me explain what this is all about. Governor Crist has asked to have a fan, a small fan, placed underneath his podium. The rules of the debate that I was shown by the Scott campaign said that there should be no fan. Somehow there is a fan there and for that reason, ladies and gentlemen, Governor Scott will not join us for the debate.”
The announcement was met with jeers and boos from the crowd…
Debate panelist Rosemary Goudreau of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel asked Crist if he was aware of the fan rule. “Are we really going to debate about a fan or are we going to talk about education, and the environment, and the future of our state? I mean, really,” Crist said as the moderators struggled to keep the debate from turning into “a platform for one candidate.”
“I mean, if he’s going to give it to me, I’m going to take it!” Crist laughed. Shortly after Crist began speaking, Rodriguez announced that Scott had changed his mind.