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Hmm: Obama May Lure Youth Vote through Pot Legalization

Anonymous19095 Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 10:21 AM
From the comments I saw to the article, most people were saying that would be great, but he's still not getting my vote.
Jamie_R Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 10:25 AM
I don't smoke anymore, but I think it would be a good idea. That said though, I wouldn't vote for Obama if he was the only one running. Not if he gave me a million dollars.

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...