Moderator: I want to take on a new issue. I would like to see a show of hands. How many of you believe global climate change is a serious threat and caused by human activity?
Thompson: I’m not doing hand — I’m not doing hand shows, today.
Moderator: No hand shows today.
Thompson: No hand shows today.
Another candidate: I’m with him.
Moderator: And so, is that mean, is that “yes” or “no” for you? Do you believe that global climate change is a serious threat and caused by human activity?
Thompson: Well, do you want to give me a minute to answer that?
Moderator: No, I don’t. I –
Thompson: Well, then I’m not going to answer it.
Another candidate: How about 30 seconds?
Moderator: Ah, no, I, you know I want you –
Thompson: You want a show of hands. I’m not giving it to you.
Yes! A show of sense about debating. There are some questions that cannot adequately be answered with a show of hands. Kudos to Fred Thompson for refusing to answer with a hand gesture.