We can’t wait for Trump and Hillary to debate, but now we are expecting a slight change in the show. Debate planners are now planning to add a third podium.
Donald Trump and Hillary are not the two most popular candidates in history, actually quite the opposite, so it is expected that a third party candidate will qualify for the debates.
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate and two term Republican governor of New Mexico is polling in some places around the country in double digits.
Gary will need to have over 15% in at least five national polls before the first debate kicks off September 28th. If he can reach that 15% mark, then he will make it to the stage.
The Commission on Presidential Debates is trying to make sure that venues and potential moderators are not surprised if Gary makes it to the stage.
Since his own party pushed Bernie Sanders out of the race and the establishment Republicans loathes Donald Trump, there are a lot of Republicans and Democrats that are looking for other options.
Gary Johnson is likely to some attention this year and CNN has already given the Libertarian Party a prime time Town Hall. Something they did not do in 2008 or 2012.
Gary has a real chance this year and he is starting to rise in the polls. Right now the third party candidate who is on the ballot in all 50 states is polling around 9%.
He has some ground to make up over the next month, but as more undecided voters start looking away from the GOP and the Democratic Party, then Johnson could see a steady rise leading up to the debates.
The Libertarian Party has stances that appeal to both Republicans and Democrats and there is a great chance that we will see Gary Johnson on the debate stages this fall.
Want to know more about Gary Johnson, here he is talking about Black Lives Matter on the CNN Town Hall.
Do you think that Gary Johnson will be invited to participate in the debates?