Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Brain Freeze? Gary Johnson Can't Name Favorite World Leader

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Brain Freeze? Gary Johnson Can't Name Favorite World Leader

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WASHINGTON * Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign.

The third-party candidate, in a television appearance Wednesday, was unable to produce the name of a single foreign leader he respected. Prodded to come up with something, he finally settled on a former president of Mexico but couldn't recall his name.

"I guess I'm having an Aleppo moment," Johnson said, referencing an episode earlier this month in which he was ridiculed when he came up blank when questioned about the besieged city that has become a focal point of Syria's civil war.

Johnson's latest misstep played out during an extraordinary and awkward 50 seconds of live television on MSNBC, where Johnson and running mate William Weld were appearing in a town hall. …

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