Governor Rick Scott refused to debate Charlie Crist (at least for a while) because Crist had a fan in the podium.
Depending on who you believe, Scott cited a rule that prohibited “electronics” in the podium, or there was a rule that was much more specific, which referred specifically to “fans.”
Just speculating here, but I would imagine that debate rules would prohibit “electronics,” as I could see a candidate getting an unfair advantage with an iPad or cell phone in front of him. To have a rule prohibiting “fans,” just doesn’t make much sense.
If anyone finds a copy of the rules, I would love to see them. In the meantime, feast your eyes on this. One of the worst political blunders I’ve ever seen.
But, this being Flori-duh, I’d imagine that Scott is the one who scored more points with it. Rational people would say that Scott looks petty and stupid. His base in Flori-duh? I’m sure that Larry the Cable Guy and his clones were hollerin’ “Yew stand yer ground, Ricky!”