It is now being called “a fan-tastic collapse.”
As quickly as moderator Eliott Rodriguez uttered the word “fan” at Florida’s second gubernatorial debate, the progressives at American Bridge 21st Century sprang into action with a new ad raking Scott over the coals for his now-famous gaffe.
The resulting video, released Thursday morning, is a 1:36 minute post-mortem of the “hilarious fallout” from last night’s “extremely peculiar situation,” starting with a FOX 13 clip.
“What do you do when the governor does not show up for his own debate,” a reporter asks.
The spot continues with a stream of pun-filled clips featuring accounts from both local and national newscasts, followed by reporters wondering why the governor refused to take the stage in protest over opponent Charlie Crist’s use of a small electric fan placed under the podium.
According to a statement from American Bridge, Scott “boycotted a crucial debate for seven painful minutes because Charlie Crist had a small electronic fan. Literally.”
The spot – in all its mocking glory – is now available on YouTube.