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gow488 April 2nd, 2016 11:54pm

Would you vote for a presidential candidate who occasionally smokes pot? Assume that the candidate is from your preferred political party.

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LibArtie SW Connecticut
04/04/16 10:14 am

It won't be an issue soon after the election. Dems will be in a strong position to legalize marijuana.

katiebraves Charlotte, NC
04/03/16 10:30 am

Yes. It's better than drinking IMO

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mcable
04/03/16 6:22 am

In former life? Sure, no issue. While in office? Absolutely not.

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lovesquirt Hawkeyes
04/02/16 9:24 pm

I'm cool with it. Enjoy the sweet herb.

dale41 Lets play two
04/02/16 8:49 pm

If it was legal than yes I would. However in most states, it is illegal. I've seen two comments comparing to a candidate who drinks. That is a bad comparison as alcohol is a legal substance. The better comparison would be would you vote for a candidate that occasionally drinks and drives.

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JJJSchmidt San Marcos
04/03/16 3:18 pm

I recognize the potential flaw in my analogy. Though I would point out that your is actually far more flawed.
Drunk driving is reckless and dangerous. Responsible, private consumption of marijuana is not.

suppressedID science is in the way
04/02/16 7:59 pm

That, and preferably a blowjob from one of his interns.

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EarlyBird Portland
04/02/16 6:50 pm

It's no worse than having a few cocktails from time to time.

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JJJSchmidt San Marcos
04/02/16 6:12 pm

I mean, would you vote for a candidate who occasionally drinks alcohol?

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chinito Florida
04/02/16 6:41 pm

Is that why she is so stupid?

CDUBS Dallas, Tx
04/05/16 6:31 am

I prefer the term clueless. We all know Bill has a history with the sticky icky and marijuana as well.

SouthernLaw Old North State
04/02/16 4:58 pm

I'm okay with pot being legalized, but I don't want our president to be someone who uses it.

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sydwel
04/02/16 7:22 pm

Are you okay with a president having an occasional alcoholic beverage?

SouthernLaw Old North State
04/02/16 7:33 pm

Yes. But not with a president that smokes.

sydwel
04/02/16 7:35 pm

Interesting. Why is that?

SouthernLaw Old North State
04/02/16 7:46 pm

For the smoking- We now know that smoking is terrible for you. A president that isn't responsible enough to stop smoking probably isn't going to be a great leader. Back in the day when we didn't know smoking was bad for you I wouldn't have a problem with a president that smokes.

As for marijuana, I don't think it would be that big of a deal if it was legal nationwide. But still, a president that uses pot would most likely make the US looked down upon a little bit, just because alcohol consumption is generally more accepted that smoking weed.

sydwel
04/02/16 7:49 pm

Hmm. I understand where you are coming from, but none of those things would affect my vote at all.

gow488 Wisconsin
04/02/16 4:57 pm

A couple of my family members said they would never vote for the libertarian candidate Gary Johnson because he smokes pot. I personally don't see it as a big issue.