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Hmm: Obama May Lure Youth Vote through Pot Legalization

MissHigglesby Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 10:48 AM
gdonovan, then by your "reasoning," if we legalize murder we should see absolutely no increase in murders, right? In 1973 (Roe v Wade) they legalized abortion. Since then over 40 million innocent babies in their mothers' wombs have been wantonly slaughtered. That's over a million a year, and even allowing for population growrh, nothing remoely approaching that was happening prior to Roe.
PecosPete.38 Wrote: Jun 14, 2012 10:53 AM
Miss H: Yr arguments don't hold water. First rule of civilized discussion: Do not deflect by making
comparisons that are not remotely connected to the subject at hand.

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...