Fox News will include Gary Johnson in Thursday’s debate
Gary Johnson, a former two-term Governor of New Mexico, has a lot to bring to the table in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Up until this point, however, he’s only been allowed to participate in one debate despite polling on the same level as Jon Huntsman, who has been included in every debate since entering the race.
But Fox News has confirmed that Johnson will take the stage along side eight other candidates on Thursday evening in Orlando:
The Republican presidential field may be headed toward a two-man race between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, but don’t tell that to Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico.
Mr. Johnson is also a candidate for the White House, but he’s dropped off the national radar since being excluded from several televised debates.
But his standing in several national polls has finally cracked 1 percent, the standard by which Fox News Channel has decided to include presidential hopefuls in Thursday night’s contest in Orlando, Fla.
And so Mr. Johnson, a libertarian who favors the legalization of marijuana and is against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will stand on the stage with the other eight Republican candidates. A spokeswoman for Fox News confirmed the decision Tuesday evening.
About damned time. Let’s hope CNN and MSNBC follow suit.