In Gary Johnson's (R) first presidential debate performance in months, the former governor of New Mexico touted his ability to say no and his resolve to veto any bills that spend more than they bring in.

"I think I vetoed more bills than any governor in the United States" or even all the governors combined, Johnson said in his first opportunity to speak in the debate.

Thursday's Fox News/Google debate for GOP presidential candidates was Johnson's first debate since May, when he took part in an early Fox News debate in South Carolina before Rick Perry, Mitt Romney or Michele Bachmann had jumped in the race.

Johnson was added to the roster just days before Thursday's debate because recent national polls showed him picking up at least 1 percent of the vote.