via Joe Enroughty at ODLRN:
Libertarian Presidential Candidate Austin Petersen has been making a lot of noise lately because Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson would not attend an event hosted by FOX Business Anchor John Stossel. The event, which was going to be a televised debate between three of the main contenders seeking the nomination for President within the Libertarian Party (Johnson, John McAfee, and Petersen), was going to be held during the International Students For Liberty conference in Washington D.C. February 26-28, 2016.
Gary Johnson had already made a commitment to attend the Mississippi/Alabama joint state convention on February 27th for their own debate. There was no way that he could attend both debates on the same day (Stossel was only offering his debate on the 27th and Petersen has not been invited to the ISFLC on any day other than the 27th). Being a man of his word, Gary refused to back out of his previous commitment. Instead, Gary will speak at the International Students For Liberty Conference on February 28th as their keynote speaker.
Read the rest at the Old Dominion Libertarian Radio Network, including a response from Tom Mahon, Events Coordinator for the Gary Johnson campaign.