Thursday, September 29, 2016

Another Aleppo Moment

Gary Johnson flunks a basic test.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson struggled to name a single foreign leader when asked who his favorite diplomat was during an MSNBC town hall Wednesday night.

“Any one of the continents, any country. Name one foreign leader that your respect and look up to. Anybody,” host Chris Matthews pushed during the event, causing Johnson to sigh loudly as his VP pick Bill Weld tried to jump in.

“I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment,” Johnson finally said, referring to his recent gaffe on “Morning Joe” when he asked “What is Aleppo?” after he was questioned about how he would handle the conflict in the Syrian city.

With an assist from Weld, Johnson finally landed on Vicente Fox, who served as Mexico’s president from 2000 to 2006: “He was terrific.”

Hey, at least he didn’t blame his microphone.

One bark on “Another Aleppo Moment

  1. Matthews is a terrific interviewer and he pins down his subjects like butterflies on a mat. He finally let Johnson up enough to allow him to suggest a foreign leader alive or DEAD. The dummy couldn’t even think of Winston Churchill or St. Peter.

    I have a niece who is one of those stubborn supporters of “anyone but Hillary”. I wish she’d read the Libertarian platform, remind herself of the effect Ralph Nader had on the Gore v Bush contest – thanks a lot, Ralph – and get off her self-importance pose (it’s all about MY values) enough to realize voting for this jerk is a vote for Trump.

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