YES! Libertarians would split the Republican vote.
63%
NO! Obama would have to defend his pro-war & anti-drug policies.
38%

Comments

HalFonts's picture
HalFonts 4 years 10 weeks ago

(It's not which of the two duopoly Parties would benefit.)

The People would.

mblockhart's picture
mblockhart 4 years 10 weeks ago

Unfortunately many voters latch onto candidates like Johnson based on a single issue without consideration of the overall stands of the candidates on all issues. This is the case with Johnson and the drug war. A broken clock is right twice a day. Johnson is right on that one issue. And President Obama likely personally agrees with him but was unable to end the drug war in his first term. Those who seriously want to do that should not risk a vote that might put Mitt Romney in the White House. With respect to the law in this country, we should think first that whoever is President for the next 4 years will be appointing Supreme Court members. And those who want to end the drug war should be influencing House and Senate elections rather than messing around in Presidential politics.

As for Obama's "pro-war" stand. I don't think he is pro-war. On the contrary he's been turning us around from war to negotiation and has changed the face of the US to the rest of the world, but it will take a long time to undo decades of neocon misdirection. I don't think Johnson has displayed a great understanding of either foreign policy or of the power of the military-industrial complex.

forestlady11's picture
forestlady11 4 years 10 weeks ago

Hi Thom, after watching your show with Dr. Jill Stein for President running on the Green Party, I decided to voluteer to help her, she sure has great idea's...why not have ALL the candidates on your show telling us what they will do, and how, with what money, and when....good idea huh? Think of the ratings!!! and that would give people a chance to hear and see the candidates viewpoints.

rob321pgh's picture
rob321pgh 4 years 10 weeks ago

Obama does not have prowar or ant-drug policies

arky12's picture
arky12 4 years 10 weeks ago

I did vote yes because more Libertarians seem to side with the Republicans then with the Democats, but Obama could win a lot more votes if he'd come out for legalizing marijuana. Could be that he may not do that for fear of fierce attack from the religious right, but should he win in Nov, we could push him in that direction.

Add comment

Login or register to post comments

Why the MI Electors Should Not Be Counted On Dec 18th

With recount efforts now underway in Michigan - election officials have discovered something strange going on in Wayne County, the home of Detroit, and the largest single county in the state.

Latest Headlines

Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?

There were conflicting reports on Sunday regarding a recent proposal for United States-North Korea peace talks which was allegedly made before North Korea"s recent nuclear test

U.K. Pound Falls As Markets Get Brexit Jitters

Bloomberg said on Monday the pound had sustained its biggest fall against the dollar in 11 months

Clinton: I'll defend Israel but push for 'two-state solution

Hillary Clinton believes both Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz "missed the mark" with their approach to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann channels the best of the American Founders with voice and pen. His deep attachment to a democratic civil society is just the medicine America needs."
Tom Hayden, author of The Long Sixties and director, Peace and Justice Resource Center.
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom is a national treasure. Read him, embrace him, learn from him, and follow him as we all work for social change."
Robert Greenwald, political activist and founder and president of Brave New Films