The most important number in politics this year is 15%. That’s the threshold that the Commission on Presidential Debates has set for inclusion. It was set that high after Ross Perot’s candidacy to keep third parties out and it’s worked until this point. But no more. Gary Johnson has consistently polled at double digits coming as high as 12% in the latest CBS/NYT poll. Less than a week later CNN’s latest poll came out showing Gary Johnson at 13%. He’s now only two points from Presidential debate inclusion with more than two months to go until the first debate.
I’m not his biggest fan, but man, it would be nice to have a third party up there, wouldn’t it?