Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fred Rebels

The highlight of today’s Des Moines Register Republican Debate was when Fred Thompson led a rebellion against the moderators hand show game.

At a post-debate campaign stop, Republican candidate Fred Thompson explained his reason for refusing to answer a debate question by a show of hands, calling it "monkey business:"

"I just decided that I wasn't going to engage in any of this monkey business that they like to engage us on sometimes -- making us look like trained monkeys reaching for peanut or something ... 30 seconds is brief enough and when they try to reduce your answer to just a hand raise -- I 'aint going to play that game," the former Tennessee senator said.
Candidates have run into difficulties when they have gone along with a moderator's request for a show of hands regarding a complicated question.

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