After earlier in his career having stated he believed in decriminalization of Marijuana use, he made a major faux pas recently in an interactive town hall meeting that has created major waves in the online community. To be fair, dissing the entire “online audience” which is exactly the same crowd that raised half a billion dollars to put him where he is, was pretty dumb.
‘There was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high (sic, it was actually the number 1 question) and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and job creation, and I don’t know what this says about the online audience,’ Mr. Obama said, drawing a laugh. He said he wanted to make sure the question got answered. ‘The answer is no, I don’t think that was a good strategy.’
The mistake followed by comments by a Hardvard professor and Ron Paul.