Obama May Lure Youth Vote through Pot Legalization

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    Hmm: Obama May Lure Youth Vote through Pot Legalization

    6/14/12 By Kate Hicks

    With President Obama's approval rankings taking a dip, and his head-to-head matchups with Mitt Romney looking awfully close, it may be time for him to break out another secret weapon: pot legalization. So says speculation, at least, drawing comparisons to the Bush campaign's 2004 effort to put gay marriage bans on ballots as a way of motivating the right. Several states will have weed legalization measures on their ballots this fall, and the Democrats are hoping this will energize the youth.



    This year there's another incumbent president with modest approval ratings who could turn out his base with controversial ballot measures. ... In 2012, voters in swing states will decide whether they'll allow their fellow citizens to bear joints. Unlike the gay marriage votes, there's no indication that Obama's re-election team is behind any of the pot legalization initiatives, but there are Democrats who are hoping that it will boost turnout among weed's biggest fans: young people.

    Getting more young people to vote has long been a Democratic fantasy, since they tend to vote so heavily Democratic. But past attempts to bong the vote have been disappointing, in part because stoners aren't the group anyone would most count on to bother filling out a ballot.


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    Hmm: Obama May Lure Youth Vote through Pot Legalization - Kate Hicks

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    Only Obama Can't Legalize Pot. lol Congress would have to Change the Laws. Obama has clearly Shown he can't even Get a Congress with Near Super Majorities in Both Houses in his Favor to do Shit, Why the hell would you think he is going to Be able to Legalize pot. lol
     
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    Obama has been significantly worse than Bush was in terms of Marijuana legalization and decriminalization.
     
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    Youth vote? What about all those Baby Boomers who have made living in the past their lives' work?
     
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    I thought Obama stated a while ago that he wouldn't even bother addressing the middle class. So far, he has kept his word.

    I'm not worried about him attemtping to push pot legislation. Even if that happens, I can't imagine many pot heads going out to vote.

    Besides, much of today's youth don't do drugs. Funny that Obama thinks that teens these days are like he was back in school.
     
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    Obama will use mass hypnosis...
     
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    Not likely--the 17 medical marijuana states got a knife in the back from Barack Obama and will not support him--nor trust him again.

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    I do find it odd that any president would even consider getting youth votes by encouraging drug use. This is a first.

    I doubt those teens will be thrilled over medical pot.
     
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    now I know how he's gonna get people to believe in his economic policies, I already know the liberals on this board are high.
     
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    It definitely is not only the youth vote Obama's treachery regarding the issue of marijuana has offended.
     

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