The Campaign Spot

Who Was Ready To Raise His Hand?

This pro-Fred video cites my praise of his debate performance (and that of Rich Lowry and Mark Hemingway), but more importantly, charges that before his “I’m not doing any hand shows,” comment, Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, John McCain and Mike Huckabee all began to raise their hands on the question about whether global warming was caused by man.

Let me offer a spin to the other campaigns: “I had to raise my hand, in order to make the appropriate gesture that her ‘hand show’ question deserved.”

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