“People talk about medicinal marijuana. And you know, you hear that story that people who are sick need medicinal marijuana. But marijuana is the entry drug for people trying to get kids hooked on drugs. I don’t want medicinal marijuana; there are synthetic forms of marijuana that are available for people who need it for prescription. Don’t open the doorway to medicinal marijuana.”
As November approaches and the presidential campaign draws near. One thing has been left abundantly clear… and that is that, this is anybody’s race to win. As Gary Johnson has scribbled his name in the history books, as one of America’s most viable alternative presidential candidates to openly support marijuana legalization, in our sorted and dark little history as a country. The Pro marijuana candidate who is the Libertarian contender and is going up against the two-party juggernaut of Romney – Obama; who for the first time came in at over 10% approval, in a poll of potential Ohio voters. It even appeared at one point that Johnson’s significant marijuana support may diminish Obama enough to leave Romney an opportunity.
The first debate not withstanding – Romney usually suffers from terminal foot in mouth. And hascontinually shown his true ability as a leader every time he’s asked a question…any question, he chokes.
“Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend.” —Mitt Romney
“I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” –Mitt Romney
“I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.” —Mitt Romney
With the high-powered spotlight of the national media focused on the top tier of the presidential candidates, some have been getting slightly less attention. Rosanne Barr for instance; actress, comedian, world-class pot smoker and not a very good singer of the national anthem, threw her oversized hat in the ring as a nominee for the president of the United States… running for the Peace and Freedom Party.
Rosanne was nominated and won last July at the party’s convention in Los Angeles, along withher vice presidential candidate Cindy Sheehan, the bereaved mother of a fallen hero who was KIA during the second Iraq war. While Rosanne had originally been seeking the green party’s presidential nomination, which she kicked off in typical Rosanne style with an announcement on “the Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” alas that was not to be… As Dr. Jill Stein took home that coveted nomination.
Many will be called, yet few will be chosen. The presidential residence at the White House calls out to many from wide and varied backgrounds. As the first presidential debate showed, politics is like a football game, you think you know…based on the stats what the outcome will be. But every Sunday there’s an upset, a disappointment. If Obama truly wants to retain his job he’s going to have to step it up a notch. Address the elephant in the room…the people of America want honesty, and with honesty comes growth.