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Rick Scott Refuses to Debate Charlie Crist Because of a Small Fan - Florida Debate 2014

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Rick Scott Refuses to Debate Charlie Crist Because of a Small Fan Rick Scott Refuses to Debate Charlie Crist over Small Fan. In what can only be described as the strangest debate moment in recent memory, Florida Governor Rick Scott refused to get on stage for the start of his debate with opponent Charlie Crist because of the small fan Crist brought with him to the debate stage. No, seriously. According to The Tampa Bay Times, minutes before the debate, Scott refused to take the stage because of the fan, saying debate rules forbid any electronic equipment on the stage. Crist wanted the fan below the podium so he could keep cool during the debate. So the debate started out with Crist just standing on stage by himself. One of the moderators called this “an extremely peculiar situation” and told the audience exactly why Scott wouldn’t appear on stage. When he was done, the audience loudly booed. So the debate carried on as normal, just without one of the candidates present. Fortunately, Scott did emerge a few minutes later and joined the debate as normal. You know, after that whole refusing-to-come-on–stage–because-of–a–fan thing.