Gary Johnson rips 'elitist' CNN for GOP debate snub

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 08, 2011 10:50 AM
Gary Johnson rips 'elitist' CNN for GOP debate snub

Long-shot GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday lashed out at CNN as "elitist" for not allowing him to participate in the network's primary debate.

Johnson, the libertarian-leaning former New Mexico governor, participated in the Fox News-sponsored first primary debate in South Carolina last month. But he was excluded from next week's debate in New Hampshire because he has not garnered an average of 2 percent support in national or Granite State polling, a requirement to participate.