Gary Johnson has gotten more attention than most past third-party candidates. It looked for a while that he’d do fairly well by soaking up Paulite votes from Trump and stoner votes from Clinton. Unfortunately for Johnson, he’s wilted under the scrutiny. Even worse, most of his errors have been unforced. Bummer, man.
“The fact that somebody can dot the i’s and cross the t’s on a foreign leader or a geographic location then allows them to put our military in harm’s way,” Johnson said in an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
There are two possible slogans that come to mind:
Ignorance is bliss.
Strength through ignorance.
I’ve had a lot of fun with Johnson’s goofballey of late. I’ve called him Governor Weed and Governor Tongue. This comment is not only alarming, it isn’t true. George W. Bush didn’t know jack shit about the world outside Merica and he put our “military in harm’s way” more than once. I suspect that most of his Congressional supporters couldn’t have found Afghanistan or Iraq on a map. Ignorance is NOT bliss.
Johnson’s own running mate, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, is distancing himself from Governor Weed. He’s declared that his main focus until election day is “defeating Donald Trump.” It’s uncertain if he’ll even vote Libertarian at this point. I’ve started calling the Libertarian ticket the Bozo and the Brahmin. Our old pal Jude has a theory as to why Johnson picked Weld as his running mate:
Anyone else get the feeling Gary Johnson picked Bill Weld solely because you can easily alter campaign signs to say "Johnson/Weed 2016?"
— JudeToche (@JudeToche) October 4, 2016
Back to Governor Weed’s “you can’t start a war if you can’t find a country on the map” remark. It’s why I have yet another nickname for him: Bush with a Bong. And I’m not talkin’ Poppy or Jeb either.