Gary Johnson proves himself GOP presidential debate's real winner or does he?
Linkedin

Gary Johnson proves himself GOP presidential debate's real winner or does he?

Redmond : WA : USA | Sep 23, 2011 at 4:34 AM PDT
By
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
How Far Would Gary Johnson Go in Legalizing Drugs?

Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, is one of GOP's candidates for the presidential run, but he was not in the limelight until he made a statement in the Republican presidential debate on Thursday night. Johnson was initially kept aside from different debates. He grabbed the opportunity when Fox News allowed him into a debate and, as some analysts are now saying, showed his potentials.

Before the end of the debate, Johnson stated, "My next-door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration."

Gary Johnson's statement made the crowd and candidates laugh, and the statement became a media bite.

Soon an online poll from Fox News depicted Johnson coming on the second place against all other participants of the debates (the online poll was not scientific). He issued a post-debate statement stating he "made it clear that he offers a real alternative to ‘business-as-usual" in the Republican presidential field."

"I am committed to bringing truth and real-world approaches to those and other issues, not just sound bites. Tonight's debate was an opportunity to do that, and I suspect many Americans were ready to listen," Johnson emphasized.

Gary Johnson also used Twitter to acknowledge that the dog statement, which has thrown him in the limelight, was first made by conservative political commentator and radio talk show host Rush Hudson Limbaugh III. "Re: the dogs, I understand Rush Limbaugh made the same point. Credit to Rush for a great and very true line," tweeted Johnson.

Gary's show stopping statement has jolted the stakeholders of politics and the media. The statement, however, also made it clear that Gary was having a hard time drawing attention of the media and other vocal platforms toward him. It should not be difficult to acknowledge that Gary Johnson had failed to get prominence before this debate.

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza wrote about Johnson's performance, "Johnson still has no chance to be the Republican nominee, but deserves credit for a heck of a zinger."

1 of 5
Next
Gary Johnson during Republican Presidential Debate
Gary Johnson while commenting during Thursday's Republican Presidential Debate.
ababbas is based in Los Angeles, California, United States of America, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • Candidate's Borrowed Joke Rocks Debate

    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson delivered what many thought was the joke of the night at the Republican debate in Orlando, but it emerged Friday that his jab at President Obama's 'shovel-ready' jobs policy actually belonged to Rush Limbaugh. In...
  • Gary Johnson borrows Rush Limbaugh’s zinger at Fox News GOP debate

      Washington Post
    In his second debate Thursday evening, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson (R) scored some laughs at President Obama's expense on the economy. Johnson unleashed this funny zinger: My neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready projects...
  • Perry, Romney trade blows at GOP debate

      Chicago Tribune
    Barabak, Los Angeles Times Tribune staff reporter Reporting from Orlando, Fla., and San Francisco After taking heat from the rest of the GOP presidential field in the last two debates, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tried to take the offensive against his...
  • GOP presidential debate: Rick Perry struggles in the spotlight

      The Guardian
    Phelan Ebenhack/AFP/Getty Images Texas governor Rick Perry struggled to reply to his critics in the latest debate between Republican contenders, revealing an Achilles heel that is undermining his march towards the party's presidential nomination.
  • Republican candidates criticize Obama's economic policies in debate

      Macleans
    Republican presidential contenders sharply criticized President Barack Obama's handling of the economy in a campaign debate Thursday night, calling for tax cuts, elimination of government regulations and other steps to help create jobs in a nation...
  • Perry, Romney joust in latest GOP debate

      United Press International
    GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Perry argued over Social Security, healthcare and immigration in sometimes-heated exchanges in the latest debate. The former Massachusetts governor criticized the Texas governor for saying Social...

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Related People

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.