While in Colorado, local CBS Denver reporter Shaun Boyd asked Mitt Romney about his position on medical marijuana and the candidate was not happy. Romney became visibly upset about the question. He repeatedly interrupted the reporter and chided her for even asking him about it.
(exchange starts at 2:13)
Reporter: Should marijuana be legalized for medical use and taxed?
Romney: Aren’t there issue of significance that you want like to talk about?
Reporter: This is a significance issue in Colorado.
When Romney did finally get around to answering the question he said that he does think marijuana shouldn’t be legal in this country and that he believes it is a gateway drug.
Romney’s position on medical marijuana is terrible. The small solace you can take from his hostility to being asked a basic question about medical marijuana is that it could be a sign Romney is at least aware how incredibly unpopular his stance on medical marijuana is.
With 77 percent of the country believing medical marijuana should be allowed Romney is in a tiny minority on this issue. If I were a politician and my position on a particular issue was extremely unpopular, I, too, would hate being asked about it.