Over at MSBC.com, Jo Ling Kent is clearly trying to buck up former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson — or his fans — with description such as this:
While Rick Perry was grasping for the right words at last night's debate in Michigan, longshot candidate Buddy Roemer tried to lend the Texas governor a hand from his living room across the country in New Hampshire.
"It's energy, Rick! Energy! Oh come on, Rick, it's energy," Roemer shouted at his flat screen tv as Perry floundered, searching for the name of the third federal agency he'd eliminate if elected.
Frustrated at missing the 8th debate in a row, Roemer sighed and shook his head. "Oh, how I wish I could be at just one of these debates," he said.
Johnson is filed with Roemer in this article, due to the depressing similarities that they are both former governors (Roemer oversaw Louisiana) being ignored by most of the media most of the time, and they're both tilting at the windmill known as the New Hampshire primary. However, Johnson may be stuck tweet-debating most candidates on most nights, but he cannot yet be described as "missing the 8th debate in a row." Nor can anyone take away his media-moment quip about Obama's dog crap-worthy job creation legacy during the September 22 Fox News/Google debate.
Our fittest and most pot-friendly GOP candidate is the other Ron Paul that nobody but libertarians, some sensible liberals, and Outside magazine wants to see more of, but he at least he was the most Googled man in the world on September 22, even before the dog joke. By contrast, in a 1991 Gubernatorial runoff election, Roemer got third place — five points behind ex-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.
Reason.tv's most recent outing with Gary Johnson — the former governor's trip to Occupy Wall Street.