Monday, June 06, 2011

Why Isn't Gary Johnson Included?

Here is a little ditty I got by e-mail.

Republican Liberty Caucus Advisory Board member Gary Johnson, the former two-term Governor of New Mexico, is being excluded from the upcoming CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union-Leader Republican Presidential debate taking place in Manchester on Monday, June 13.
Maybe it has something to do with the criteria for being in the debate.
According to these criteria, the following invited candidates should not have been:

Former Ambassador Jon Huntsman (who declined the invitation)
Former Senator Rick Santorum:
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (who declined the invitation):

Gov. Johnson, who was included in last month’s debate in SC and has already been accepted for next month’s debate in NV, and who has consistently polled alongside Santorum and above Huntsman, however, did not receive such special treatment. The several declined invitations proves that Gov. Johnson was not excluded for want of space on the debate stage.
Read the whole thing to get all the details.

What can you do about it? I'm glad you asked. You can contact these folks:
(404) 827-1500 or (202) 898-7900
Text: CNN (space) and your news tip to 772937 (don’t forget the space after CNN).
Twitter: @CNN or @teamCNN

(603) 669-9999
Twitter: @WMUR9

Union Leader
(603) 668-4321 Twitter: @unionleader

With Twitter, use hashtag #GJ2012 or #GJinNH.
There is also a petition to sign. I was #392 (roughly). It is going to take at least 10,000 sigs to draw any attention. Get busy. And get your friends.

So who is scheduled so far for the debate?
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, businessman Herman Cain, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum...
Maybe if Johnson remains obscure he will have a better chance of being picked by Palin. Maybe not.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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