Monday, October 24, 2016

That Aleppo Thing

Everyone keeps picking on Gary Johnson for his supposed debacle of not knowing what Aleppo was during an interview. Slate magazine shows us it's not uncommon for those who should know better to make the same sort of mistake:

" a gentleman named Christopher Hill who was the U.S.'s ambassador to Iraq under Obama also made the Raqqa/Aleppo mistake while ostensibly having a laugh at Johnson's expense"


At 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It' a bit more than that...he is a joke.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Say what you want, but a former two term governor of a state- elected twice as a Republican in a predominantly Democratic stae, has more executive experience than Clinton and Trump combined. I'd hardly call that a joke.

At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think MSNBC an Johnson staged this after it was discovered by the DNC that the Libertarian vote was hurting THEM not Trump. It was also Chris Mathews that set Trump up on the "if abortion was ilegal" question that the media framed Trump on. Very suspicious.... I wonder if if Johnson really forgot anything! It is rigged folks.

THINK before you vote!

At 12:39 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I'm not sure that that particular incident was rigged, aside from Matthews hoping for a moment that might make headlines. Then again, all TV interviewers want that. If he'd asked what Johnson would do about Syria, Johnson could have likely handled it, but I don't blame Matthews for using Aleppo as it was the focus of most news at the time.

At 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnson doesn't have any chance of winning, or even coming close, they just hope to get to 5%, so that the Libertarian Party can qualify for federal funding next time around, also known as welfare for politicians. Which, at first blush, seems like an odd approach for libertarians. But makes perfect sense when you remember that hypocritically contradicting their supposedly deeply-held principles whenever it's personally convenient is what libertarians are best at.


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