President Obama is a natural at garnering support. Just look at what he accomplished during his 2008 campaign. His problem is maintaining that support.
By dangling the hope of marijuana law reform – or at the least, respecting state marijuana laws – Obama cast his net across the ocean of marijuana supporters nationwide… and caught them all.
Unfortunately, the holes in his character and subsequent actions over the past four years have allowed many of them to escape. Some of them stayed, flapping around while gasping for air, hoping beyond hope that there was a surprise coming soon.
And when they realized his true intentions were simply to get them to vote him into office, only to betray his supporters with rabid DEA raids and complete avoidance, the rest of them wrestled their way free. Many of those Obama escapees searched far and wide for someone else to believe in, many of them sick and dying and suffering without their medication, watching dispensaries shut down and jobs being lost in a ravaged economy.
Now, President Obama is left with an empty net, stretched to its limits from the fight for freedom from his empty lures. There are tens of millions of fish in the sea… or so they say. At least there are in the ocean of marijuana support. And these fish are not happy. The good news is, he has a chance to recast and possibly catch those fish again.
Can Obama win back the hearts and minds of marijuana supporters in America by taking direct action to correct his mistakes? Yes. He. Can.
If Obama would instruct the Congress to repeal the federal laws against marijuana- or at the very least, publicly announce his support for marijuana law reform – he may just find a nice batch of voters in time to be re-elected.