Skip to comments.Debate organizers say Crist broke the rules by insisting on fan
Posted on 10/16/2014 11:20:13 AM PDT by GIdget2004
The organizers of Wednesday's statewide TV debate between Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist released a statement Thursday saying that Crist's insistence on having a portable electric fan was a violation of debate rules. Crist adviser Dan Gelber hotly disputes the organizers' accounts and said FPA president Dean Ridings accepted a document with a handwritten notation that included the words "with understanding that debate hosts will address any temperature issues with a fan if necessary."
The statement from Leadership Florida reads in part:
"Both campaigns received a letter in advance from the debate organizers (FPA and LF) stating the format, logistics and other detailed information relating to the debate. The letter also specified that 'candidates may not bring electronic devices (including fans), visual aids or notes to the debate, but will be provided with a pad and pen.'
"The Scott campaign signed and returned the letter on Thursday, October 9. The Crist campaign signed and returned the letter on Monday, October 13, but with the added hand-written note '*with understanding that the debate hosts will address any temperature issues with a fan if necessary.' Dean Ridings, FPA President, received and reviewed the note and told the Crist campaign that the partners want all candidates to be comfortable, but that he expected that Bailey Hall, the newly renovated-facility at Broward College where the debate was to be held, would be maintained at a comfortable temperature, and if there was a temperature problem, the partners would deal with it appropriately."
The statement said the temperature at Bailey Hall at Broward College was 67 degrees at the time of the debate.
"Between 6 and 6:20 p.m., someone from the Crist campaign placed a fan under Charlie Crists podium, and they were again told that no fans would be permitted," the statement said.
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Fat Bastard’s response: “Git in mah belly.”
We all thought maybe the guy was homosexual. Turns out, he just has a fetish for electric fans. Probably vacuum cleaners, too.
Wonder if there's a jet engine on his bucket list.
“Between 6 and 6:20 p.m., someone from the Crist campaign placed a fan under Charlie Crists podium”
Because $hit melts!
I was going to post a picture but it is rather crude. Let's just that pervs can hook their sex toy up to their electric fan.
Reminds me of a Frank Zappa song:
Note even the hand written addendum by the Crist campaign (of dubious standing) doesn't give Crist the right to bring his own fan, it say that the DEBATE HOSTS will address any temperature issues with a fan in necessary." Still it was probably dumb for Scott to make a major deal over it and refuse to start the debate until it was resolved (his side disputes that by they way, they claim they thought Crist was refusing to start the debate).
Charlie IS light in the loafers!
->>The statement said the temperature at Bailey Hall at Broward College was 67 degrees at the time of the debate.
And, he needs a fan. Is the fan a bug or something. I saw him back when he pretended to be in support of traditional conservative thinking; different venues, a number of times. He seem like his appearance was always on his mind though, nowadays, he seems to be even worse. Didn’t someone in the press joke once about his tan spray running...He has really made a legacy for himself from flip flopping to one party to another party.
Who cares? The problem was Scott looked, and sounded, like an idiot.
ALL the public cares about is “it was just a friggin fan”. So Scott’s team is gonna argue a technicality? After 25 years of prosecuting let me tell you how much juries LOVE that.
I’ve aid it before and I’ll say it again. We need SMART conservatives. I beat Ronnie would have had another wonderful “I’m paying for this microphone ...” moment and not the sniveling response we got with Scott.
Scott is a victim of Democrat underhandedness. Crist is scum, and he proved it again last night. Scott must be shaking his head in amazement at how low some people will go. This kind of crap wouldn't be tolerated for long in the private sector. Charlie is a creature of the public sector.
You really are a Ho.
In debates, when the lights are on you and you are being put on the hot seat, you do not want to appear to sweat.
Remember the commercial “Never let them see you sweat”?
This is very real.
I know that it sounds and looks petty, but a fan should have been put on each side just to keep it even.
He didn’t want anybody to see him sweat.
That’s why they say that if you listened to the Nixon-Kennedy debate on the radio, Nixon clearly won. But if you watched it on TV, Kennedy clearly won, because of Nixon’s flop sweat.
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