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Libertarian Johnson has another 'Aleppo moment'

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>> Nothing's gonna change, if->> Libertarian presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, once again showing that foreign policy is not his strong suit. Appearing at an MSNBC town hall Wednesday night, the third party candidate was asked to name his favorite world leader, and could not come up with an answer.
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Johnson, who's polling at almost 8% in the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll, remained silent as host, Chris Matthews, offered him a list of countries and continents to choose from. Johnson's response, I guess I'm having an Aleppo moment. Reuters, Emily Stevenson, follows the campaign.>> When Johnson says he's having an Aleppo moment, he's referring to several weeks ago when he was on a television program.
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And he was asked what he would do, as president, about the situation in Aleppo, in Syria. And he said, what is Aleppo? Johnson has had several of these, what he would call, Aleppo moments, in recent weeks, and it doesn't seem to do very much to his support. And those seem to be people who are not interested in voting for Donald Trump.
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They are frustrated by what they've heard by Hillary Clinton, they don't feel like she's doing much to appeal to them. And they're just saying we need somebody different, we need a change, I'm going with Gary Johnson.>> When pressed Wednesday, to pick one living dignitary he looked up to, Johnson vaguely selected the former President of Mexico.
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But only came up with the leader's name, after running mate, Bill Weld, suggested Vicente Fox, saying he was terrific. Matthews later asked Johnson's favorite Supreme Court justice, Weld jumping in again to offer Anthony Kennedy. Johnson quickly agreed.>> Achieve smaller government.