Gary Johnson: Leaders Who Know Geography Are Dangerous Because They Know Where To Start Wars

Yep. He said that. Watch the video. Business Insider reports:

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday that being able to “dot the I’s and cross the T’s on foreign leaders and geographical locations” allows leaders “to put our military in harm’s way.”

Johnson was responding to questions about his latest foreign policy gaffes, including one last month when he asked “What is Aleppo?” when asked about the war in Syria, and more recently when he could not name a single world leader he admired in a conversation with Chris Matthews.

“You know, when it comes to talking about a foreign leader that you admire, I have a hard time with that one,” Johnson said. “That’s politics. That’s just who I am … maybe I think too much.”

Andrea Mitchell responded that he’s running to be commander-in-chief and that knowing how to answer questions like these is “part of the portfolio.” Johnson replied that “the fact that somebody can dot the I’s and cross the T’s on a foreign leader or geographic location then allows them to put our military in harm’s way.”

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Dude, you’re giving stoners a bad name!

    • kaydenpat

      Not gonna blame drugs for his lack of a brain. That’s all on him.

      • bzrd

        the brain dead has escaped the necropolis

    • Christopher

      IKR!

      Just told the hubby “I can’t believe I’M saying this, but put down the bong man. You’re running for president.”

      I know. I said that. ME of all fucking people.

      Crazy world we live in these days.

  • Todd20036

    Trump must REALLY love this guy….

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Because he is one of the poorly educated?

      • Craig Howell

        And could thereby qualify for the Trump Cabinet (perish forbid).

  • TheManicMechanic

    Aleppwut?

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Still not as bad as Trump.

    • Todd20036

      Yeah, he’s as bad. End abortion rights. Deny climate change. Make SCOTUS conservative again and roll back Ogenfell.

      He just wont force Muslims into camps. Yay.

    • Todd Allis

      Certainly on a level of willful ignorance with Jill Stein.

      • Bruno

        But marginally worse straight-up on the issues than her. Though maybe she’s slightly more unlikable. Wow voting for Clinton will be so difficult.

        • Todd Allis

          Like choosing cake or death.

  • MaryMitch

    I kinda wish now he had been at the debate.

    • Sebastian

      no way, he might have made Trump look competent…

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    So basically he just said he’s too stupid to start a war. That could be a plus to some voters.

    • clay

      So basically he just said he’s too stupid to understand that’s not how this works.

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Yes, you summed it up.

    • greenmanTN

      It never stopped GW Bush.

  • Tor

    Hell, I don’t know what a Leppo is, either.

    • Cackalaquiano

      A cheap Italian bike maybe?

    • Chucktech

      Pejorative slang for someone Jesus cured.

    • kaydenpat

      A cool leper.

    • The_Wretched

      It’s a new combo bicycle / quad copter that Uber is hoping to turn into a ‘driverless’ vehicle.

      • RoFaWh

        Pedal-powered drones.

    • OdieDenCO

      it a male leppa

    • bzrd

      “cronic masterbater” according to urban dictionary

      • FancyThat

        Isn’t that a “fappo”?

    • FancyThat

      Super Soul Sister Saint Holy Nun Mother Theresa used to give watered down warm potato soup to the Leppoes at one time.

  • danolgb

    On CNN and also on here, he claims to have never been involved in politics. What does he call his run for President in 2012? Other than a total failure, of course.

    • Bruno

      Or being governor of New Mexico? Did he black that out?

    • kaydenpat

      So when he was a Governor, he wasn’t involved in politics? Alrighty then.

      • Gianni

        Apparently, he is quite disconnected in the upper level.

  • Rex

    This whole idea that anyone can grow up to become president has gotten out of hand.

    • kaydenpat

      Looking at you, Trump (and Palin and Bachman and Cain).

    • TK

      Even he admits it probably wasn’t meant to be

      https://twitter.com/Salon/status/783373123085332480

      • Todd20036

        He really needs to stop sniffing glue!

        • GayOldLady

          And figure out how to style that piece on the top of his head or just be bald. But that thing looks like he slept in it then forgot to comb it.

          • clay

            Okay, so you’re probably not a gay man, but that pic makes him look like a hungry used bottom– you KNOW someone’s hands have been in the hair.

          • GayOldLady

            Clay…..So is that a cool hairstyle among gay men? Or is bald not in? I, personally, think bald really looks good on most men. Now we women can’t get away with hardly anything where our hair is concerned, not even us lesbians.

          • clay

            not “cool” but . . . mussed.

          • GayOldLady

            Ok, got ya! Thanks.

          • KQCA

            GayOldLady, you could cut, buzz, shave, or burn your hair and we will still love you.

            You’re the brandy shot in my morning coffee. Mmmmwah! 🙂

          • GayOldLady

            Well that was so sweet, thank you very much. XO

        • Gerry Fisher

          Picked a fine time to stop! (It’s a flower! It’s a pterodactyl!)

        • Guess he picked the wrong week to *stop*!

          • KQCA

            I’m pretty sure all of us who “get” your reference want to hug you right now. 🙂

      • Gary Johnson Is No Bernie, Bro | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA5T7aBUi1A

      • Clive Johnson

        Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged was never designed to be inserted like that.

    • another_steve

      That, plus this question: Why would anyone contribute money to a candidate polling in the single digits? To him or to that Green Party freak?

      Seriously. It perplexes me.

      Do their donors live in some sort of fantasy world?

      • The_Wretched

        Getting 5% popular vote gets you access to the Presidential Election Campaign Fund’s grant.

      • Gerry Fisher

        It’s a *statement*, mind you! And how *dare* you question whether they have a *choice*! [ahem]

      • Traxley Launderette

        Yes, where unicorns are real, everyone is free to obey only the laws they want, and vaccinating their kids is optional.

        Because of self-righteous, priveleged smugness.

    • Exatron

      It’s more of a warning than aspiration nowadays.

      • greenmanTN

        The Surgeon General should issue a warning!

    • Gianni

      I prefer to believe that, and it’s obvious in this election, anyone can ‘try’ to become President, rather than anyone can become President. (Good Lord, President Donald J. Trump)

    • teeveedub

      Isn’t one lunatic on the ballot enough?

    • KQCA

      I love you.

    • Blackfork

      THIS.

  • Ernest Endevor

    That’s just who I am … maybe I think too much. Hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahaha! No srsly. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaha!! (I need a drink)

    • Gianni

      Someone please alert me when his thinking begins. I’d like to witness it.

  • bkmn
  • Bruno

    PSD? There’s more than one gaffe in here.

  • Drug testing is mandatory for everyone from the guy who sweeps the floors in your office to the folks who fix your computers. WHY is it not required of presidential candidates (and for that matter ALL public officeholders)?

  • TexasBoy

    It is dangerous to know the exact orbit of the moon, because we could send rockets there.

    • Chucktech

      Plus all that nettlesome math you have to do.

  • Chucktech

    “Yeah, and ya know what? …”

    Jesus, so presidential…

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    Maybe he’s confused. Maybe he thinks he’s running for cruise director on the love boat, not president. Oh wait, you might need to know place names if you’re a cruise director. He’s apparently not even qualified for that. Now tell me, what was he polling at and why is it not less than 1%?

    • Gianni

      It’s not less than 1% because, just as with the Donald, there are more buffoons and dopes and serious non-thinkers out there than any sane voter would like to believe.

      • RoFaWh

        The sad part is that most elites are open to anyone who cares to exercise their brain a little. Among gardening circles, for example, the knowledgeable gardeners use the formal botanical names in Latin. Gardening goobers think this is elitist — until, that is, they start yapping about “blue bells” and discover the name applies to a number of completely distinct plants, even within the borders of just one country.

  • Duh-David
    • clay

      Thank you! As a geographer, I know I’m biased on this, but it’s more likely those who DON’T know about the rest of the world who are to screw it up.

      • Friday

        Kinda like, “Those who study history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do study history are doomed to watch other people repeat it. :)”

    • But if you say “radical Islamic terrorism,” it will magically go away.

      • Gianni

        That’s true, at least in the Republican mindset on world politics. They are the magic words that will get you into the castle.

      • Duh-David

        Every day, I try to say “radical Islamic terrorism” seven times before breakfast.

        • clay

          Gary Johnson, the Lewis Carroll of the political world?

  • bkmn

    He had to say something. He has to return his brain to Mike Pence before the debate tonight.

  • HZ81

    Oh, just fuck off already, Gary.

    People “voting their conscience” via Johnson, please line up for the browbeating you richly deserve.

    • Mark Neé Fuzz

      An ass whooping may be more appropriate.

    • Carl

      “I’m voting my conscience” is the adult equivalent of “you can’t make me eat my vegetables”.

      • Traxley Launderette

        Also, you’re not the boss of me! I can ride my 2000 dollar mountain bike off this cliff if I want to!

  • Richard B

    I used to think Gary Johnson a bright guy and a republican without the social baggage. The last few times I seen Gary Johnson speak, each time my impression of him went down a click or two. That trend seems to be continuing.

  • Liberal Elitist

    Frightening.

  • bkmn

    I have a feeling things like this are why Ron Paul won’t vote for him.

  • kaydenpat

    Hmmmm. Not true at all. George Bush, Jr. was one of our dumbest Presidents and he certainly knew how to start wars.

    • Ross

      Extra points for you!

    • BearEyes

      I think it was more Cheney knowing where Halliburton had an interest.

      • clay

        Let’s just say, their interests coincided there.

      • Bluto

        Show me on the globe where Cheney touched you.

        • YakHerder

          “Later that night
          I held an atlas in my lap
          Ran my fingers across the whole world
          And whispered
          Where does it hurt?

          It answered
          Everywhere
          Everywhere
          Everywhere.”

          —from Warshan Shire’s, “What They Did Yesterday Afternoon”

          http://amberjkeyser.com/2015/11/warsan-shire/

      • andrew

        Cheney clearly doesn’t like wars. As a young man when he was physically able to fight, during the Vietnam War, he showed his opposition to war by getting five draft deferments. Certainly as an old man, when he was too old to serve in the military, he wouldn’t favor war. Or would he? Chicken Hawk is his middle name.

    • Chucktech

      Poppy told him where Iraq was. Poppy told him alll about it.

      • Treant

        “It’s where the bad people touched Daddy and they’re the ones who put Bill in the White House. You promise Daddy you’ll fuck up their day.”

    • Robert Adams

      And in the wrong place.

    • denverken

      The Iraq war was started to prove to HW that W wasn’t ‘the dumb one’. It only cost our country about $2 Trillion (so far), killed several hundred thousand people, and set the entire middle east on fire. Cheney, Halliburton and many other ‘deplorables’ made billions off it and that’s all that matters to them. (my opinion only of course)

      • Ore Carmi

        Hey, a 2 trillion dollar loss is incredibly smart, by Trump standards.

  • Ross

    Oh.

    Dear.

    God.

    • Todd20036

      What? I’m not THAT ugly… ok, I’ll give you that.

  • Mike C

    Please make it stop.

    • NO MORE GOP!

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • Todd20036

      I’ve heard that before. A LOT!

      I gotta work on my technique more. Maybe there’s a class I can take.

    • RoFaWh

      No. However, I will be offering post-election therapy sessions to calm frazzled nerves and tottering senses of reality.

  • lymis

    You know, if he were talking about the capital of Surinam or the major exports of Uruguay, or some other “nice to know but not particularly urgent” world matters that you could expect a competent staff to keep up with, fine. But not major cities in active war zones.

    And even then, no, whatever else it is, whether it’s disqualifying or not, it’s most definitely not a strength in a presidential candidate.

    Why every journalist on the planet didn’t immediately turn around and ask but Hillary (who would have nailed it) and Donald (who would not) the same question, I have no clue.

    • Goodboy

      On Bill Mahers show that point was brought up. Too late now.

    • Rob NYNY

      Imagine if Secretary Clinton had said this about Benghazi. She has been pursued now for years for lack of perfect knowledge.

  • zhera

    Is this what Libertarian world view is? “There’s nothing outside our borders. There are no other nations. The only ones that matter are US, in the USA.”

    • Rillion

      Pretty much. The smaller and weaker the central government the less ability it has to infringe the liberty of individuals. It just needs to be able to protect the country from invasion, the rest of the world can fend for itself.

      • RoFaWh

        And internally there would be no defense against power- and money-mad corporations.

        • Rillion

          Yeah, that is one of the reasons I can’t support the Libertarians. I don’t think corporations are entitled to the same liberty that individuals are.

    • RoFaWh

      It’s like most maps of the US: they show nothing beyond the borders except maybe Hawai’i and various other possessions outside the Continental US. No Canada, no Mexico, no Caribbean islands (many of which are independent nations or even two independent nations), no nothing.

      This is particularly stupid when it’s a weather show yapping about cold air flowing out from the Arctic.

      • Gianni

        By the same token, anyone with even a basic knowledge of a world map and where the land masses and areas are located, readily knows the cold air coming out of the Arctic is descending through Canada and hitting us. I, for one, don’t need a geography lesson when I want to know what’s up with tomorrow’s weather.

  • SFBruce

    “…maybe I think too much.”

    No, Mr. Johnson. You have many problems, but that isn’t one of them.

    • Todd Allis

      I would have believed “…maybe I drink too much.”

      • MrSkippy

        Or smoke too much probably.

      • CharlestonDave

        or “…maybe I smoke too much.”

      • bzrd

        “maybe i stink too much”

      • grimnebulin2

        “That’s what I assumed.” — Lisa Simpson

      • FancyThat

        Oh, I was thinking the same thing when he asked, “What is a leppo?”

        And THAT is how he asked the question on his first attempt…

        Too many millions of brain cells long since departed.

  • Lazycrockett
  • The_Wretched

    this guy was a Governor?

    this guy was a Governor.

    this guy was a Governor!

    • clay

      twice
      GOP
      like his running mate

      • He handled the crisis response for a big wildfire rather well and…that is the entirety of his accomplishments as my state’s governor for two terms. Everything else he proposed pretty much flopped and did not come to pass.

    • Traxley Launderette

      Of New Mexico.

      Next door to Mexico.

      When Vincente Fox was its president.

      Who he claims is his most admired world leader.

      Whose name Gary can’t remember.

      GAHHHHHHH!!!

    • FancyThat

      And the stoners all chant, in unison,
      “Oh, I know. Rigt?”

  • EweTaw

    Nope. He doesn’t have a problem thinking too much. No. That’s not it. He does, however, have a problem with not being well read and knowing who’s on first and why what’s on second.

    • Gianni

      😀 I’m suddenly wondering if he ever got the gist of that old Abbott and Costello routine – Who’s on First? Someone needs to start an interview with the question.

  • Treant

    And yet this…this…this…I’ll just call him Mr. Johnson because everything that’s coming to mind is really very nasty.

    This Mr. Johnson is getting, currently, about 7% of the projected vote. America, you are bad and you vote badly and you should feel bad.

    • Bruno

      Still pales in comparison to the 40% that Pumpkin Mussolini is garnering.

      • Treant

        Making them the…drumroll…47%.

  • Friday

    Well, at least that ought to peel off some of Trump’s anti-intellectual vote. 🙂 Keep at it, Gary. 🙂

    • Bruno

      I like the way you think.

  • Randy503

    That’s it. Next round, *I* am going to run for president. I can surely beat Trump, Stein and this guy. Heck, any of my friends can beat them. Let’s all run for president, split the vote and one of us will surely get in. WE cannot possibly be worse than this crowd, Hillary excepted

  • GayOldLady

    No, Gary……You couldn’t think of a name is the truth. Now you’re trying to play it off like you couldn’t think of anyone you admire? So, is this your best impression of Donald Trump? I watched that Town Hall and you failed, miserably. Idiot!!!!!

    • clay

      yep, he didn’t have to go with a political leader.

      • GayOldLady

        He even admitted when he couldn’t respond to Matthew’s that he was “drawing a blank”, “I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment” . I’m pretty sure after watching him in 2 Town Halls that “drawing a blank” is his modus operandi.

  • moebym

    “Maybe I hit the bong too much.” FTFY

  • PLAINTOM

    Is it just me, I want a President who is at least one of the smartest people in the room when you are dealing with matters of importance. Ignorance is not a virtue and anyone who assumes ignorance is a virtue is a fucking moron.

  • denverken

    You can’t get into a top school without taking a SAT test, but we let just anyone run for President. That needs to stop. I want an array of tests REQUIRED before anyone can run. That would have narrowed this year’s GOP field down to about 3. (from 17)

    • Gianni

      And perhaps Donald would not be among the three.

  • Robert Schaaf
  • Piercedchrlz
  • GayOldLady
    • EweTaw

      And the evangelicals go wild because he can speak in tongues?

    • Bruno

      That was pretty jarring. Obviously, he has a sense of humor, but we’re not electing Comedian in Chief. Or maybe we are…

  • PLAINTOM

    The Presidency is not an entry level position.

    • Todd20036

      And 3 of the top 4 candidates in the polls are treating it as such.

  • So Trump, Johnson, and Stein are somehow how qualified to be president, but it takes a master’s degree and 5 years experience for people to get entry level jobs these day.

  • Marides48

    What the F…?

  • Stev84

    And the dangerous thing about starting wars is the harm to the American military. Not the tens of thousands of deaths caused to other people. Those don’t matter.

  • PLAINTOM

    Anyone who praises the virtue of ignorance should be required to have all their medical procedures done by pre-med students.

    • TrollopeReader

      better yet: pre-law students.

    • bzrd

      some of us dissected frogs in high school

      • TrollopeReader

        …and worms,and sharks!

        • jmax

          And fetal pigs in college.

          • bzrd

            there are a couple of feral pigs trying to become POTUS

      • Oh’behr

        I didn’t have the stomach for it, I drew my frog and worm out of an animal anatomy book. I knew I wasn’t going pre-med.

      • FancyThat

        And those ridiculous sheep eyeballs.

    • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

      Pre Renaissance Barber surgeons.

  • Stubenville

    Well, if world leaders are supposed to be as dumb as a box of rocks, let’s elect a Labrador Retriever. At least they’re even-tempered and completely adorable.

    https://youtu.be/fGkzpvYUjHg

    • Hunter M

      Let’s face it, the lab is smarter than Johnson too.

  • TrollopeReader

    Gee, I kinda thought if people knew geography, and perhaps a couple thousand years of history and conflicts, and where those conflicts are *might* be a smart thing — especially in a leader of the most powerful nation.

    Poor Bill Weld — best for him to resign his spot and head back to retirement. Gary’s doing him no favors.

    • Bruno

      He looks really good next to Gary. Might actually help.

  • GayOldLady

    And the moral of this interview is, Gary Johnson needs a globe with names on it because “he don’t know”.

    http://wheels-in-motion.com/Net-GIFs/World05.GIF

    • David Walker

      See, I always thought that was some abstract painting with lots off blue and some contrasting colors. I guess maybe I was thinking too much.

      • GayOldLady

        LOL!

    • ChrisMorley

      Don’t confuse him with the more complicated version with all the countries in different colours.
      It’s a great idea to start him with this kindergarden version of simplified continents.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Please, pretty please, let his numbers drop.

  • RoFaWh

    He’s a fool to say such a stupid thing.

  • Megrim Twist
  • BobSF_94117

    God, I’m sick of it all.

  • “Ignorance is strength! Freedom is slavery!”

  • Natty Enquirer

    And we thought the Republicans came up with a lame nominee.

  • boatboy_srq

    I’m waiting for him to say he’d like to visit Brazil and sample the beer because he’s a fan of Augusto Pinotnoir.

    • Gianni

      😀

  • Thorn Spike

    That is some good sh*t he’s smoking.

  • Captain Obvious

    If stupidity is a virtue, then Johnson’s virtuosity is beyond reproach.

  • Ninja0980

    Nadar 2.0 all over again.

  • Oh Gary, just go away. The ONE thing that makes you popular among the youngsters, the pot legalization? You’re making it look like a terrible mistake.

    You’d earn the gratitude of a nation and much of the world if you would just drop out and urge your followers to vote for Clinton, if only to stop a madman from becoming President. And just to be clear, I’m not talking about you, even though you are quite nuts. It’s just that you never had any chance to win, but there is another madman who does.

  • AJD

    It’s official: He’s the Miss South Carolina of politics.

  • Lane

    Wow. Just, fucking, wow.

  • Bruno
  • Bruno
  • Hunter M

    We truly have entered the “Age of Ignorance.”

    • KQCA

      To make matters worse, the ignorance is coupled with arrogance. It is astonishing to see these two intermingled so prominently, especially in the political arena.

  • Smartypants

    Oh for fuck sake! If this were true the U.S. would be the most peaceable country on the planet. But Canada and Mexico would be screwed.

  • John

    I’m pretty sure that “thinking too much” is NOT one of Mr Johnson’s problems.

    • Friday

      Maybe he spends so much time contemplating abstractions he never bothers to observe anything real. 🙂

  • Carl

    This is what all those special snowflakes who won’t vote for “lesser evils” want me to vote for?

  • Dave Babler
  • He’s gone full-tilt boogie cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. Somebody get the straight jacket. Just don’t put him in the same padded cell as Jill Stein. It would be dangerous if they cross-bred.

  • Scoot

    Gary Johnson always seems like he’s the “10 year old son stuck in his father’s body” character in a Freaky Friday body-swap movie.

  • TampaDink

    How is this man polling above zero percent?

    • He’s neither Trump nor Clinton and almost nobody realizes he’s basically a far, far right conservative who tacked “legalize grass” onto the list as his one and only progressive proposal.

      For about 8%, it’s enough…but that number has been steadily eroding. Come the election, I’ll be quite surprised if he pulls more than 5%…but most of them are going to be Republican votes anyway.

      • TampaDink

        Good points. Also worth noting is that he & his running mate both defected from the GOP…..after both experiences 2 terms as governors of predominantly blue states.

      • Oh’behr

        I looked at what he supports and what he opposes and was surprised that he is so far right. Thank you for your comment.

    • TrollopeReader

      he’s high and so are his supporters??

      • TampaDink

        Time to find himself a better supplier…and for his supporters to find themselves a better candidate.

  • Deacon Phreque

    I like a little weed as much as anyone, but Gary seriously needs to put down the bong and exhale once in a while.

  • PiperPine

    Ugh. Governor Johnson that’s a dumb response. I think he’s a competent man I disagree with but this is just… its a huge logical fallacy to argue being informed about these things leads to conflict and he should have expected the questions by this point.

  • JDS
  • ospalh

    And i always thought ignorance was the one cardinal sin of libertarianism.
    You know, the whole “if a company is doing bad things, don’t by their products” spiel which requires either painstaking research into every company’s behavior, or knowledge supernaturally beamed into your head.

  • Benny S.

    Screw the foreign locations argument. Does he even know where Nashville, Boston or Honolulu are located? Better yet, Oklahoma City???

  • stuckinthewoods

    at 1:59…”and we wonder why our men and servicewomen suffer from “PSD” in the first place. It’s because we elect people who can dot the Is and cross the Ts”
    Well, so much for crossing that T.
    …Aleppo, Lapland..who doesn’t get those confused

  • Card
  • CatCope

    Out of the mouth of dumbasses……………
    “W” was not too bright, but he went to Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.

    Of course, he really wasn’t “our” Leader, now was he??
    johnson, say,” ba – bye”

  • MB

    Gary Johnson was elected and served as a Republican Governor here in New Mexico, NOT a Libertarian.

  • Hank

    When I was in Junior High School, I used to draw the maps of Africa, South America and Asia, when I was bored. Complete with the countries, drawn in…. and most capitols, as well.

    • I once read an article by a college professor who noted that 1/3 of his students couldn’t locate their home towns on a map.

      College students.

      • Gene

        it was taken a few years ago, but, a poll of Americans found that ….only….12 % of Americans think Queen Elizabeth is our head of state, 30 % could not find the US on the globe. About 40% did not know that Asia and Africa were not countries, and a good number, I cannot remember, when presented with a blank map could not correctly place Canada and Mexico in their prospective places.

        they have found their candidate it seems.

  • ultragreen

    This election season is depressing.

    🙁

  • JustSayin’

    The stupid is strong in this one

  • TrollopeReader

    538 has HRC up to 74.9 % as of 5pm eastern … (polls only; now-cast 81+ % )

  • Bill T.

    Poor thing.

  • thatotherjean

    I suspect he was trying for a very, very lame joke, and it came out dumb as a bag of hammers. On the other hand, he hasn’t exactly shown signs of brilliance in this campaign. Maybe he’s just stupid.

  • sword

    In retaliation of a Russian sinking of an American warship…President Johnson has fired a nuclear warhead at Moscow (Idaho).

  • Veylon

    I was giving him a point for admitting he didn’t know rather than blustering (I have all my best people looking into this Aleppo thing!) through it. The media really is too quick to play gotcha on this stuff.

    But now he’s going to claim ignorance as a virtue? That’s lunacy.

  • Traxley Launderette

    Good god is he stupid.

  • Oh. My. God.

    This is running 10-12% in the polls? Seriously?

  • sosuume

    Face it, Gary. You’re not the best spokesman for the legalization of pot.

  • NZArtist

    “Those who dont know geography are doomed to repeat it.” (My high-school geography teacher)

  • Bj Lincoln

    This is a part of the reason he will not be President. One can not be this stupid and be leader of the free world.

    • TrollopeReader

      one “shouldn’t” be this stupid …etc. etc….

  • Kuka

    Ushering in the great Age of Pax Ignorantum.

  • jonfromcalifornia

    Stupid people giving stupid excuses for their stupidity.

  • fuzzybits
  • Yep, not knowing where Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan are located can lead to sending troops to Iraq by mistake. Right Dubya?

  • EDinMCO

    Yikes.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    According to polls, a full 48% percent of Americans (whether registered voters or not, I do not know) give their support either to one large orange-coloured nutjob or to this idiot.

    How. Is. This. Possible?

  • mark99k

    And the Imbecile of the Year award, formerly always cinched by Michelle Bachmann, now goes to….

  • Beagle

    Nice try at spinning the unspinnable.