Gary Johnson Blows It: ‘What’s Aleppo?’

When Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle asked Libertarian presidential nominee Gov. Gary Johnson what he’d do, as president, about Aleppo, Johnson calmly replied “and what is Aleppo?”

Chalk it up to Johnson spending a bit too much time mellowing out over a peace pipe (and bowl).

Any possible hope of Johnson sharing a debate stage with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton just evaporated with that one statement.

Barnicle: “You’re kidding.”

Johnson: “No.”

Barnicle: “Aleppo is in Syria. It’s the–ahh–it’s the epicenter of the refugee crisis…”

Johnson: “Okay, got it. Got it.”

If anyone was considering Johnson as a serious candidate, well, right, “got it.”

I’m sorry, Libertarians, there’s no coming back from this.

Even liberals think this is disqualifying.

I’m afraid this is the end for the Johnson/Weld ticket.

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

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