GJ robocall disappointsSubmitted by JSM on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:43
I got a robocall from Gary Johnson's campaign yesterday. Two out of the first three things mentioned that were supposed to get me to vote for him was "legalization of marijuana" and his being "pro-choice". Right after the first three things, the speaker says Johnson is very close to Ron Paul's views, going on to mention more mainstream liberty topics like shrinking govt.
I was turned off that pot legalization was the first thing mentioned. Yes, I want to see the drug war ended, but things like cutting back the govt. and auditing the Fed and stopping the wars really ought to be mentioned first in a call like this. If it had to lead off with the drug issue, I wish that the caller had said something like "end the failed war on drugs" instead of "legalize marijuana. Also, the abortion issue is the main reason I am *not* voting for Johnson. And right after the caller said "pro-choice", he said that Johnson is very close to Ron Paul's views. Would a listener associate "pro-choice" with Ron Paul? It was said after "pro-choice," and I'm sure it was really meant to refer to the things said after that, but I still think it was poor word placement that could possibly mislead.
I'm not planning to vote for him anyway, but I was rather disappointed in the call even so.