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Should Johnson be out as a serious choice ?

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  • Center Left
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    On msnbc Gary Johnson was being interviewed and the discussion was on the crisis in Syria. Aleppo was asked about and he asked what Aleppo was. The question has since been raised that if you don't know about a place where the war is in a crisis mode and humanitarian problems are rampant, should you be running for president of the United States. He looked foolish at best and the internet is making him look pretty bad. There was a good story of the Huffington Post just now providing the details.

    msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/gary-johnso...

  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote:

    On msnbc Gary Johnson was being interviewed and the discussion was on the crisis in Syria. Aleppo was asked about and he asked what Aleppo was. The question has since been raised that if you don't know about a place where the war is in a crisis mode and humanitarian problems are rampant, should you be running for president of the United States. He looked foolish at best and the internet is making him look pretty bad. There was a good story of the Huffington Post just now providing the details.

    msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/gary-johnso...

    T.J. don't worry; he'll be at may be 5% in the polls. A waste of votes.
  • Liberal
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    He never should have been in in the first place. A typical uninformed idiot Libertarian. No clue on anything but himself. He would be a good VP choice for Trumplskilson. Jill Stien isn't any better. A wide eye underinformed Doctor who belongs in the medical trade, NOT politics.

    No wonder Hillary looks so good with this collection of know nothing losers ! At least she knows what she is talking about, even if she is a centerist, moderat, Republican in a Democratic pantsuit. There were actually a few good moderate Republicans back when America was so "great", never again, I'm afraid.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    USA Today: This is Aleppo in 5 devastating photos

    Aleppo along with the tragic events of other Syrian and Iraqi cities that have been in the news should be discussion topics for anyone running for president. However, if Gary Johnson is to be singled out for ridicule, how is it then that Donald Trump seems to get a pass. His ignorance is astounding and he seems to know far less than Johnson. Yet Trump's stupid stuff like taking the Iraqi oil actually gets serious consideration by some journalists (e.g. Breitbart News).

    The humanitarian effort needed to fix the Aleppo problem (along with other problems) is extremely complex and difficult. It cannot be relegated to Twitter political soundbites.

    The photo of the Syrian boy (link above) covered in dust and blood is gut wrenching.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Gary Johnson is also a rampant Deficit Terrorist.

    But I think he'll make a healthy dent in the Trump vote and I support that.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    There were actually a few good moderate Republicans back when America was so "great"
    John L. Lewis president of The United Mine Workers for over 40 years was probably the most productive progressive radical labor leader and he was a conservative Republican.
  • Center Left
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    On msnbc they said Johnson was predominatly taking votes from Clinton. I don't know what's accurate but I found that troubling.
  • Liberal
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    Johnson was never a serious choice. I've never known a Libertarian that was aware of anything bug their own aura!
  • Center Left
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    Yes, pr but if he takes 3 - 5% of votes that would have gone to her...... the rest may be a historical footnote. While our country goes straight down the toilet.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    So who is he hurting, Trump or Hillary.
  • Liberal
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    I think Stein is the one to take votes from Hillary, Johnson and his Libertarian BS appeals much more to Trumpy like people.
  • Independent
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    TJ Wrote: Yes, pr but if he takes 3 - 5% of votes that would have gone to her...... the rest may be a historical footnote. While our country goes straight down the toilet.
    T.J. yes the toilet it is!! I lost all track of where this country is heading. May be I should buy an truck load of toilet paper.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    pr Wrote: I think Stein is the one to take votes from Hillary, Johnson and his Libertarian BS appeals much more to Trumpy like people.

    Agreed.

    I'm just fine with Johnson being on the ballot because he will undoubtedly siphon votes that would have otherwise gone to Trump. Stein wasn't even able to get her name added to the ballot in all fifty states. She may get a few votes in the election, but Gary Johnson has the real potential to tilt the election in Hillary's favor.