Gary Johnson Might Get Into the Presidential Debates After All

hqdefault

15% has been the magic number for the Gary Johnson campaign, and they have been working hard to hit that mark in order to be included in the fall Presidential debates.  Johnson and the Green Party filed a lawsuit against the Presidential Debate Commission last year arguing that any candidate who has a mathematical chance of being elected should be included in the debates and that suit is still pending.

However, Donald Trump just put his foot in his own mouth and gave the Johnson campaign the greatest gift of all.

CNBC reports that Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, suggested the commission:
might consider giving an inch to a third-party candidate who is close enough to the cutoff point.

This is big news for the Johnson campaign and the Libertarian Party.

Johnson has banked his candidacy on the idea of getting into the debates as the only chance at winning.  If he is able to do that, then his numbers might go through the roof when pitted against the evilest candidates in modern political history.

 

Advertisements

17 thoughts on “Gary Johnson Might Get Into the Presidential Debates After All

  1. Can you be more specific when you say “However, Donald Trump just put his foot in his own mouth and gave the Johnson campaign the greatest gift of all.”

    Like

      • I think they are implying he is looking for a way to avoid the debates. Hillary will still want the time to explain her policies. Allowing Gary on the stage means there would still be a debate no matter what Trump does.

        Like

    • He is insinuating the Dems are rigging the debates in their favor. If he says Johnson/Weld can’t participate then he is doing the same exact thing. And hopefully, people will call him on it.

      Like

      • He also was quoted as saying he does not want Johnson or Stein on the stage. He wants to go 1 on 1 with Clinton. Of course he is scared of people realizing there are other options.

        Like

      • I think T is mad because they want the debates during football games and he won’t have all those admiring hoards watching him instead.

        Like

    • How’s that? The Presidential Debate commission raised this “poll” number several years back to keep the third parties out of the debates. The system is weighed too heavily in favor of this Democrat/Republican duopoly we’re stuck with. How about, if you’re on enough ballots to win the election you get to debate? That seems more in the country’s best interest.

      Like

  2. Getting to Debate Herr Hillary Himmler and Donald Joe McCarthy Trump will determine my vote. If he does not get to debate, then a third party vote is a wasted vote. If he gets to debate, he may have a viable chance to win some electoral votes. Only two third party Candidates have ever won electoral votes. George Wallace and Teddy Roosevelt.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s