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Johnson Admits 'Aleppo' Remark was a Mistake, Espouses Honesty

Gary Johnson is achieving something that Libertarian candidates for president never get: non-Libertarians are paying attention to him.

With that increased attention comes the kind of scrutiny most Libertarians in the past haven't had to deal with. So when Johnson had his "Rick Perry" moment about Aleppo, it was news.

Johnson was a guest earlier today on ABC's "The View" and responded to the gaffe in a way that most presidential candidates wouldn't: with a sincere admission of his mistake. No blame on anybody else. No "out of context" nonsense. Just a good, old-fashioned "I screwed up."

Here's a quick clip from the ABC News Twitter feed: