Huckabee Rhetorical Analysis

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Good politicians will tell you they do not lead on issues. They simply find out where everyone else is headed and then get out front. Enter presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. Reversing his position from the 2008 presidential campaign, Huckabee now says that he is open to medical marijuana and that states should be permitted to legalize recreational adult use marijuana without interference from federal authorities. As a Baptist minister Huckabee personally opposes legalization but as a presidential candidate his is getting out in front of the issue. “I think we need to recognize, marijuana has never made anybody a better citizen,” Huckabee said. “Do we really think marijuana is something we want to encourage people to have greater access to? Does it make you a better worker? Does it make you a better mom or dad?”…show more content…
Despite the rhetoric, Huckabee recognizes the polls indicate growing support for medical and recreational marijuana. He also recognizes that 23 states and the District of Columbia have some form of legalized marijuana program. That is almost half of the electorate, including a very large
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