June 12, 2011 2:55pm PT by THR staff
Fake Obama Hired by Fox to Debate Real Presidential Candidate (Video)
What do you do if you can't get President Obama to take part in a presidential debate? If you're Fox Business Network, you hire an impersonator.
On Thursday night, Media Matters for America host John Stossel had former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson on his show to participate in a "debate" with Reggie Brown, an Obama impersonator.
"Reggie Brown may be an actor, but what he says tonight will be almost entirely the president's own words," Stossel said in introducing the stunt.
For his part, Johnson took the "debate" seriously: He even knocked his head on the podium to express his frustration with "Obama."
The somewhat surreal stunt lasted seven minutes, with an in-studio audience even applauding and booing certain statements.
According to Gawker, U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) also has participated in a “debate” with the fake Obama.