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  •  Common sense... (9+ / 0-)

    ...will prevail. Not only will this help end the drug war, but will also improve the economy and put people back to work, help clean up the environment and reduce crime.

    I hoping and praying this initiative passes and the rest of the country follows suit, with a end to federal prohibition.

    My "Nature" is my Religion

    by winchelenator on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 07:49:36 AM PDT

    •  The average Cal voter (0+ / 0-)

      ...may not relate to "End the Drug War' in a positive way.  

      •  It is about even right now (4+ / 0-)
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        The trick to winning this one is to get out the right voters. Since it is a off yr that could be difficult but not impossible when this is the issue. Canvassing the campuses will be a key.

        "Maybe the American eagle should be replaced with the ostrich."

        by SmileySam on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 08:31:14 AM PDT

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        •  Don't forget to include . . . (2+ / 0-)
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          . . . all the age 45 to 65 white California voters who have been smoking pot for decades.

          "Americans are a wonderful people: They will always do the right thing--after exhausting every other possible alternative."--Winston Churchill

          by keikekaze on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 12:53:08 PM PDT

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      •  There's no large constituency for prolonging . . (4+ / 0-)
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        . . . "the Drug War" among California voters; we're not a particularly hysterical bunch in that sense.  (We're only hysterical about the prospect of paying taxes for anything!)  At any rate, there's no such animal as an "average" California voter!  

        Nevertheless, I think the best arguments for legalizing marijuana are that it's (a) vastly less harmful than many drugs that are currently legal, and (b) a prospective economic boon to the California economy and tax base.

        "Americans are a wonderful people: They will always do the right thing--after exhausting every other possible alternative."--Winston Churchill

        by keikekaze on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 12:49:53 PM PDT

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      •  The average voter will be determined by (2+ / 0-)
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        turnout.

        I seriously hope that both the Governors race and the Senate race tighten up.

        Obviously, I want Brown and Boxer to win, but if it's within 5 points a lot more money will be spent trying to get younger and infrequent voters to the polls.

        "Israel does not any longer occupy the West Bank or Gaza. They left." Rep. Weiner

        by JesseCW on Wed Jun 30, 2010 at 03:39:38 PM PDT

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