From USA TODAY:
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had another tough night on the campaign trail when he couldn’t come up with the name of a foreign leader during an interview Wednesday.
“Who’s your favorite foreign leader,” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked Johnson, who sat beside his running mate, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld.
“You gotta do this,” Matthews said. “Anywhere. Any continent. Canada, Mexico, Europe, over there, Asia, South America, Africa: Name a foreign leader that you respect,” Matthews said as Johnson continued to fumble for an answer.
“I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment,” Johnson said — referring to a much-lampooned moment in an interview earlier this month, where he responded “What is Aleppo?” when asked what he would do about the Syrian city that has been decimated by civil war.
Did you see it, kids? Gary Johnson is a buffoon. The one I felt sorry for is Bill Weld. He seems like a thoughtful, reasonable man. How did he wind up as the Veep nominee while the clown got the top spot? And yet…
From The Detroit News (Editorial):
Today this newspaper does something it has never done in its 143-year history: endorse someone other than the Republican candidate in a presidential contest.
We abandon that long and estimable tradition this year for one reason: Donald J. Trump.
His Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, has an impressive resume and a presidential bearing. And although we disagree with her nearly across the board on the issues, we acknowledge she has the temperament to be commander-in-chief and leader of both a diverse nation and the free world.
But character matters. Her career-long struggles with honesty and ethics and calculating, self-serving approach to politics trouble us deeply.
So we find ourselves in the same position as a vast number of voters in looking for an option other than skipping the presidential portion of the ballot.
Gary Johnson meets that need. We recognize the Libertarian candidate is the longest of long shots with an electorate that has been conditioned to believe only Republicans and Democrats can win major offices.
But this is an endorsement of conscience, reflecting our confidence that Johnson would be a competent and capable president and an honorable one.
Let me say this as delicately as possible….WHAT THE FUCK? Who writes for this rag, and how can they say a man who cannot even name another world leader would be a “competent and capable president?” The man should be wearing a clown suit, giant shoes, a nose that honks and a flower that squirts water!
The Detroit News has a Facebook page if you feel the urge to tell them what you think of their choice.
8 responses to “Squeezing the Johnson”
“Who writes for this rag”? Dollars to donuts the person who wrote that editorial was Nolan Finley. I could go on for pages about what a partisan twit he is, but it’s 1 AM here and I have to go to bed. I’ll just say that his endorsement of Hillary over Bernie for the Democratic primary in March included this faint praise–“even a disingenuous capitalist is preferable to a genuine socialist, particularly when the choice may end up leading the free world.” You could see the clothespin around his nose when he wrote it from a mile away.
The video on their Facebook page has Nolan Finley and Ingrid Jacques speaking about how they came to the decision to endorse Bozo. They are both as boring as dry toast, and he seems to be remarkably moronic. They both seem to think it’s no big deal that Shithead couldn’t name even one world leader. I guess neither would mind going to a surgeon who can’t quite remember the names of body parts.
“I guess neither would mind going to a surgeon who can’t quite remember the names of body parts.” To their credit, they endorsed John Kasich over Dr. Pyramid for the Republican Primary, even though he was from Detroit.
how much farther can they devolve? This guy is ready to climb a tree, in East Korea.
I’m trying to decide who is dumber, the guy who can’t name a world leader or the people who endorse assholes who can’t name a world leader.
Hilarious and terrifying at the same time nonnie. This election is nothing less than the end game of small minds…
I honestly don’t know whether to laugh or cry, cynical one with no equal. If nothing else, the media has been exposed as worthless, for the most part. Of course, thank goodness, there are exceptions like Joy Reid, Joan Walsh, Kurt Eichenwald, and a few others. For the most part, sadly, television “news” is devoid of journalism and is all sensationalism. They are using the airwaves that belong to the American people. You would think they would feel some responsibility to be decent citizens. Sadly, it’s all about profits instead.
Absolutely nonnie, sad but true…