In the April 7 issue of the Los Angeles Daily News, the headline, “It’s high time to let the Libertarian presidential candidate debate” appeared. Its author, columnist Susan Shelley, wrote:
“When Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson filed a lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates last September, he couldn’t have known that in April, the Democratic and Republican party frontrunners would have unfavorable ratings of 55 percent and 63 percent, respectively.
“Those polling numbers alone are a good reason to allow the Libertarian into this fall’s presidential debates….
“Libertarians favor strong protections for privacy and civil liberties. They also support a non-interventionist foreign policy, greater economic freedom, and some degree of drug legalization.
“It’s anybody’s guess whether a candidate with those positions would take more votes from a Democrat or a Republican, but in November, the Libertarian candidate for president will be on the ballot in all 50 states.
“The voters deserve to hear what he has to say.”