The sixth GOP debate among Republican presidential candidates takes place in Orlando, Florida Thursday. Gary Johnson, thanks to Fox, joins the widening field running against Obama in the 2012 elections.
Move over Ron Paul; there's another Libertarian (a true one) who has joined the cast of characters vying for Washington's Oval Office.
This is not Johnson's first entrance into the presidential race. Recall when the former New Mexico governor participated in the GOP South Carolina debates?
There was not much buzz around it largely because front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney were not present for any memorable exchange, says Ology.
However, Gary Johnson has met the threshold for entry into the next GOP debate.
Before, he like Fred Karger (the country's first out-the-closet presidential candidate) and former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer had not earned the 1 percent of support needed in 5 recent national polls.
But thanks to Fox News, the former New Mexico governor received an invitation, according to Politico. In fact, Fox seems to favor Johnson, as he's appeared on its networks an unprecedented 18 times.
Ron Paul, be afraid -- be very afraid -- because in all probability, Johnson will run as a Libertarian only, not as a Republican-like party affiliate. Besides, Congressman Paul would never vote in favor of legalizing marijuana.
But the sixth GOP debate is about the issues and what presidential candidates like Gary Johnson and others can bring to the table in the race towards unseating Obama.
Undoubtedly, Fox News is becoming the network of inclusion. Even at the GOP's petition to exclude Johnson, he takes a position behind the podium.
However, he -- like Ron Paul -- is a longshot in the 2012 elections for president. Even his Libertarian big brother, with his pragmatic approach to politics is trailing Perry and Romney by large margins.
Nonetheless, America can use an agenda and vision from any source necessary if it furthers economic growth, reduces the budget deficit, and gets citizens back to work.