Robert Reich: “Baloney” that Hillary Clinton is Nominee After Super Tuesday


Robert Reich Bill Clinton’s Labor Secretary made political waves by endorsing Bernie Sanders last week, despite deep ties with the Clinton family, which even includes a date with the future Democratic front-runner during college. Professor Reich, who taught economics for Harvard before moving onto the University of California, Berkeley, has long been a progressive economic icon, including the fact that he threw his support behind cannabis legalization, first publicly announcing his support for ending marijuana prohibition on Reddit. Reich took to social media to inform people that the race will not be over after Super Tuesday.

The conventional wisdom is that Hillary Clinton will get a near sweep today on Super Tuesday, carried by the large number of southern states with a large number of African-American voters, a similar voting demographic that gave her a resounding victory last Saturday in South Carolina. The anti-establishment Sanders will carry his home state of Vermont, but most pundits are questioning his ability to win many more Super Tuesday states, while Sanders expects to do very well in Minnesota, Colorado, Massachusetts and Oklahoma.

The Super Tuesday polls and prognostications are about to be moot as the votes get counted. Former Labor Secretary Reich posted on Facebook today that the Democratic primary will be far from over, calling statements that Clinton has clinched the nomination as “Baloney.” Professor Reich touts the more favorable electoral map, Bernie’s army of small donors and Sanders’ dedication to taking his movement all the way to the Democratic National Convention to as reasons why the race will be far from over, despite what happens on Super Tuesday.

So, don’t take my word for it, listen to Robert Reich. If you want to support the candidate that has called for an end to cannabis prohibition, and to bring justice back to the criminal justice system, and live in a Super Tuesday state, get out and vote. Regardless of where you live, continue to volunteer and donate for the only presidential candidate that has filed a bill to end the failed and harmful policy of marijuana prohibition.


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Posted by Robert Reich on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Anthony Johnson

Anthony, a longtime cannabis law reform advocate, was Chief Petitioner and co-author of Measure 91, Oregon's cannabis legalization effort. He served as director of both the New Approach Oregon and Vote Yes on 91 PACs, the political action committees responsible for the state's legalization campaign. As director of New Approach Oregon, Anthony continues to work towards effectively implementing the cannabis legalization system while protecting small business owners and the rights of patients. He sits on the Oregon Marijuana Rules Advisory Committee and fights for sensible rules at the legislature as well as city councils and county commissions across the state. Anthony helps cannabis business comply with Oregon's laws and advises advocates across the country. He also serves as content director of both the International Cannabis Business Conference and the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference, helping share the vision of moving the cannabis industry forward in a way that maintains the focus on keeping people out of prison and protecting patients. He was a member of the Oregon Health Authority Rules Advisory Committee, assisting the drafting of the administrative rules governing Oregon’s state-licensed medical marijuana facilities. He first co-authored and helped pass successful marijuana law reform measures while a law student at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He passed the Oregon Bar in 2005 and practiced criminal defense for two years before transitioning to working full-time in the political advocacy realm. His blogs on Marijuana Politics are personal in nature and don't speak for or reflect the opinions of any group or organization.