Who says nothing ever happens at a political debate?

As Minnesota candidates for governor and senator ducked debates earlier in this campaign season, their partisans echoed the party line: Nothing new ever comes from debates.

Which is news in Florida where viewers in the gubernatorial debate got a great chance to size up the character and quality of their would-be leaders last night.

It was seven minutes before Gov. Rick Scott made it to the stage.

Related: Vermont Gubernatorial Debate Highlights (Business Insider).