He climbed Mt. Everest on a bum leg but former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-N.M.) is being excluded from CNN's June 13 debate among the Republican presidential candidates.

That's a bummer, especially since the video above makes a decent case that the two-term GOP governor (in a Democratic-heavy state!) meets CNN own criteria for deciding who gets in and who doesn't.

So check it out and if you think Johnson deserves to be included every bit as much as folks such as Rick "Man on Dog" Santorum, you might think about calling CNN at 404.827.1500 to let 'em know.

Johnson's campaign has put together this short vid that shows eventual nomination-winners Carter, Dukakis, and (Bill) Clinton were pulling 1 percent around the same time in their runs. Check it out:

Disclosure: I've interviewed Johnson more than a few times and have shared a stage with him too. I won't be voting in any Republican primaries (or any other, for that matter) but I'd love to see him in the mix on June 13 and beyond.