Can A Pro-Gay, Pot Legalizing Fiscal Conservative Win The White House?May 24, 2011Posted in Blog, Issue, Marijuana Decriminalization, News, Small Government, Spending
From the Huffington Post:
Gary Johnson is not your typical presidential candidate. He is typical in that he was Governor of New Mexico for two terms, the maximum allowed by law. He is atypical in that he was elected as a Republican, beating the incumbent Democrat in a state with a 2-to-1 Democratic majority. He won with 50% of the vote the first time, and 55% the second time. Typically, he gave a speech in New Hampshire after declaring his candidacy; atypically, he had originally announced his candidacy via Twitter. And most atypically, he is the only presidential candidate to summit Mt. Everest.
Typical for a Republican, he was invited to Tea Party rallies, where he atypically advocated drug policy liberalization and support for immigration. Typically, he was invited to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where atypically he talked about ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. When he was in a nearly fatal paragliding accident, breaking a rib, knee and vertebrae, he used marijuana for pain control. Not only does he admit inhaling, but jokes that he never exhaled.
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