The second debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist just ended, and the most that anyone will remember is the empty podium beside Crist, after Rick Scott said he refused to participate in the debate because Charlie Crist had a fan under his podium. Scott claimed it violated the rules.
Yes, Rick Scott went diva with a stunt, and it backfired.
Scott hit the fan.
It may have been the latest tactic for Rick Scott to avoid questions we've witnessed. The stunt ate up six minutes of debate time, and Crist handled it perfectly, saying he couldn't believe we were debating a fan when there are serious issues to be discussed that Floridians are facing.
That pretty much sums up what a lot Floridians think of Rick Scott. His promises are as empty as his podium was for those six minutes. As the debate ended, Scott even tried to turn it around in a bizarre fumble of an excuse and said Charlie was the one who refused to show up. It was stunning even for the incredibly inept Scott.
As far as the rest of the debate went, Rick Scott might as well have skipped the entire thing. He fumbled, he mumbled, he dodged questions as always, and many of his non-answers were incoherent. At times it was hard to recall what the question was in the first place. Every answer turned into "jobs" or "Charlie's fault."
In short, Rick Scott's got nothing, and tonight it showed more than usual.
More to come.