The Preacher of Change May Need To Change Himself

President Obama is not a supporter of marijuana legalization but this may soon changed if he wants to be re-elected in 2012. Many of the young supporters who rallied together to get him in office are the same ones who are rallying together now to get marijuana legalized. If Prop 19 passes in California and Barack decides to keep the Feds away then there is a great chance that the supporters of marijuana will swing their votes in his favor in the next election, but should he choose to ignore California’s efforts to legalize and keep the raids going I can see many of the young people who voted for him switching over to a new candidate.

Democratic strategists are studying a California marijuana-legalization initiative to see if similar ballot measures could energize young, liberal voters in swing states for the 2012 presidential election.

Some pollsters and party officials say Democratic candidates in California are benefiting from a surge in enthusiasm among young voters eager to back Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana in certain quantities and permit local governments to regulate and tax it.

Party strategists and marijuana-legalization advocates are discussing whether to push for similar ballot questions in 2012 in Colorado and Nevada—both expected to be crucial to President Barack Obama’s re-election—and Washington state, which will have races for governor and seats in both houses of Congress. [Wall Street Journal]

The anticipation for November 2nd is driving me crazy, I can’t wait to see what happens and how things unfold afterwords. I think the best bet for Obama is to just support what the people want, for a man who preached about change I think it is time for him to consider changing his opinions about marijuana.

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