With a tip of the hat to Steve Newton, our resident Libertarian,  the Libertarian Party will be running Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, and Judge Jim Gray.

This changes dynamics.   Just one single plank of the platform, that of legalizing marijuana, will put him with enough support to cause a three way debate.

As Steve speculates, that exposure could create another Perot type win where enough dissatisfied Americans choose to support a third candidate  throwing every prediction up in the air.

There is another factor.

Governors are well liked.

Gary Johnson is likable, something Perot wasn’t.

So, the newest likable index was published today.

Obama.  60%

Johnson  40%

Romney  -6,000,000% (negative)