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Hmm: Obama May Lure Youth Vote through Pot Legalization

harry calohan Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 1:12 PM
Here you have this President's own Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), coming out with the fact that 21.2 percent of young adults experimented with illegal drugs in 2009, and that this trend "was also driven in large part by the use of marijuana," and the man and his Party turn around and consider legalizing it. You can't make this stuff up.

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...