Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson won’t be participating in CNN’s Republican presidential primary debate tonight in New Hampshire, which is a shame for many reasons, including the fact that it ruined the possibility of Johnson repeating this statement from an interview he just gave to

In my view, in terms of individual liberties and fiscal responsibility, opposition to the drug war is perfectly consistent with true Republican Party values. Yet no other politicians are willing to touch this. I can’t think of any other area of public policy where there’s as big a disconnect between politicians and what the public actually thinks.

Read the whole interview here. Watch Johnson discuss politics with below.