Is support for Paul all about marijuana legalization?Submitted by kevinkervick on Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:04
I was at a Republican debate in New Hampshire a few weeks ago and speaking to a well-heeled Republican about the exciting benefit of youth and the Ron Paul Revolution to the Republican Party. He was an older gentleman with a long history in the Republican Party. He agreed that the new energy was a positive and agreed with me that the establishment forces are doing a lousy job accommodating the new energy. But then he said something interesting. How many of the Ron Paul supporters would be active if it were not for their desire to see marijuana legalized?
I realized that I did not have an answer for him. My guess was that number is much lower than popularly assumed, but I wondered. Then, I saw a post this morning in response to another thread about Gary Johnson, in which the respondent said the sole reason to vote for Gary Johnson is because he is in favor of pot legalization. That stimulated me to ask the question this guy had asked me a few weeks ago.
How many of you are with Paul primarily because you think he would legalize marijuana?