When WFOR aired the Florida gubernatorial debate between former Governor Charlie Crist and current Governor Rick Scott, the Miami CBS owned station probably had no idea the biggest drama would come off the top, over a small fan.
Crist had a small electric fan placed under his podium. Governor Scott didn’t like it and wouldn’t come on stage.
When pressed by moderator Rosemary Goudreau about whether the rules of the debate allowed electronic devices like fans, Crist replied, “Are we really going to debate about a fan or are we going to talk about education, and the environment and the future of out state? I mean, really?”
Crist came out eventually. According to WFOR, Scott’s camp blamed the dust up on Crist.
“When I got here today for this debate, I was told that Charlie Crist was going to cancel the debate, because unless there was a fan on that stage, he would not come out,” said U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. “So I think that Governor Scott was waiting to see if Charlie would actually pull that off or not.”
Crist’s fan now has it’s own twitter page:
I opened the debate and closed the debate! #FLGovDebate
— Charlie Crist’s Fan (@CCristFan) October 15, 2014