Friday, May 25, 2012

Wisconsin: the importance of Libertarian Gary Johnson's 6% to medical marijuana

As I blogged yesterday, Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is achieving 5-6% support in Wisconsin polls.

This has importance beyond getting a Libertarian message out, or electing the former two-term New Mexico Governor President.

That 6% could be the critical difference between passage and failure of the medical marijuana ballot initiative, which both current Governor Scott Walker (fighting off a recall in the same election) and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (herself, ironically, a cancer survivor) adamantly oppose.

Activists for marijuana legalization or marriage equality across the country, think about what having a presidential candidate openly supporting you could mean!

2 comments:

Another Delaware Liberterian said...

Could you tell me more about the equal marriage bill? What is in it?

Steve Newton said...

Sorry, hazy phrasing on my part--the bill in Wisconsin is to legalize medical pot--there isn't one to my knowledge on marriage equality.

I was trying to make the point that the campaign should back both kinds of initiatives around the country.