Libertarian Candidates Looked Capable, Smart and Ready at CNN Town Hall

With Glenn working late in the studio to prepare for the Liars or Liberty Museum, co-host Stu Burguiere stepped in to watch the Libertarian town hall on CNN, hosted by Anderson Cooper.

"Did they look as socialist as they've been trying to appear?" Glenn asked.

"No, I don't think so. It was interesting," Stu said.

Both gave props to CNN for hosting not one, but two prime time town halls for the Libertarians. The network, jokingly called the Clinton News Network by some, also announced an upcoming town hall for Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

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The Libertarian town hall featured presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his vice presidential running mate Bill Weld, both former Republican governors.

Here's what Johnson had to say about Common Core:

COOPER: Governor Johnson, as president, you intend to eliminate the Common Core standards as well as the Department of Education. In doing so, what plan does your administration have to ensure all children in all 50 states are accessing high quality education and not just those in states who have already adopted it?

JOHNSON: Well, first of all, the Department of Education, I do believe, needs to be eliminated. Let's take New York as an example. New York sends Washington 13 cents. It goes through the bureaucratic wash and dry cycle, and it comes back to New York 11 cents. How do you like that equation? And then the Department of Education says that you need to do A, B, C and D to get the 11 cents, and it actually costs another four pennies for New York to comply with that. I just think that if we gave education to the states the laboratories of innovation and best practice, that we would genuinely have that innovation and best practice that other states would emulate. You know, we would always have failure that everyone else would avoid. But one-size-fits-all, it just doesn't work.

Here's what Weld had to say about Donald Trump:

ANDERSON: When you were asked to describe Donald Trump in one word, the word you picked was "huckster." Do you still . . . is that still the word you would use?

WILLIAM: Yeah, I think he's a, you know, he's a showman. He's a pied piper. He's the music man. But more recently, it's gotten a little more serious. And the noun that comes to my mind is a screw loose.

ANDERSON: You really think so?

WILLIAM: No, no, I do. I do. It's a temperamental question, and I say this with almost affection for Donald Trump, maybe he should consider some other line of work, like anything other than president of the United States.

One noticeable difference was the tag team approach Johnson and Weld used.

"It's an interesting dynamic on this campaign that I've never seen before, in that Gary Johnson quite often will just cede to William Weld to answer the questions. He'll just stop and just be like, you know, Bill has got some thoughts on that. I mean, he's the presidential candidate," Stu said. "I've never seen anything like it, but it's interesting. And he described it as a team. Like you're getting two for one here. We're both going to be very involved in this, which was kind of interesting. And Weld is a much better communicator than Johnson is.

"Yes," Glenn agreed.

"Weld was actually pretty funny. He's got a sense of humor, which is interesting," Stu said.

So the bottom line on the Libertarian presidential ticket?

"These guys, from what I heard and what I read this morning, these guys came off as the most credible of all of the candidates so far. That Hillary Clinton is just the machine that's just spinning out all the crap. Donald Trump is unsteady. And these guys looked capable, smart and ready to go," Glenn said.

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Featured Image: Screenshot of CNN Libertarian Town Hall, hosted by Anderson Cooper, August 3, 2016.

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