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

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HalFonts 4 years 43 weeks ago

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

The People would.

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mblockhart 4 years 43 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.

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forestlady11 4 years 43 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.

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rob321pgh 4 years 43 weeks ago

Obama does not have prowar or ant-drug policies

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arky12 4 years 43 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.

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