Roger Stone for Governor: Legalize Pot, Gay Marriage

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Right Wing wild card Roger Stone may throw his hat in the ring of the 2014 Florida governor's race. The ace in his hole: marijuana. He wants to legalize it, and gay marriage. 

How serious is he? It's always a thin line with Stone, who so revels in outrage it's like he does things just because he can. It's demonic, in the true sense, a triumph of the will.

Instantly recognizable by his scrub of bleached blond hair, shirtlessly identifiable by the Dick Nixon tattoo on his back, Stone made his bones as a dirty trickster for Nixon in 1972, serving as a self-described GOP "hit man" until 2012, when he bolted for the Libertarian Party, blogging that the GOP was "hopelessly f*cked up."

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Stone broke the news of his Tallahassee pipe dream yesterday, in an interview with National Review, telling them "I don't have any illusions about winning, but I'd like to carry the flag for the liberty movement." He promised to "be provocative...to punch it up." According to NR, he "supports marijuana legalization."

In a follow-up with the Daily Caller (The Stoner careful to stroke the rightwing fanboys equally) he said he'd "like to" announce his decision whether to run during the annual Hempfest at Florida State University April 20. The Caller framed his pot position more modestly, saying he'd propose a referendum on medical marijuana.

The governor's election is set for November of next year, so Stone's Hempfest announcement could be quite some time off, long enough to tease and finagle his way into many more stories like this one. Fucking with the press is a Stone specialty.

NR reported Stone would work to legalize gay marriage in Florida. The Caller was silent on that, reporting an "emphasis on pot." 

According to the Caller, Stone--a Miami Beach resident, according to his Facebook page--is to address the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade at an unspecified time (presumably soon) and location (presumably in Miami-Dade). We presume this to be the LPM-D's website. 

Update

In an email, Stone informed us he will speak to the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County tomorrow, Feb 12, at 7:30 PM at Monty's in Coconut Grove- 2550 S. Bayshore Rd.

(Also on his Facebook page Saturday, Stone claimed to be "driving to Tampa to meet a major Libertarian donor who wants to write six figure check for the Fla Gov race.") 

With Charlie Crist in the Governor's mansion, we Floridians wondered about our governor's gender orientation. With Rick Scott, we wonder about our governor's species orientation. With Roger Stone, we'd wonder about our orientation. 

But we'd know this: It would be so Florida. 

[Stone is also to speak in Jupiter Monday, Feb. 18, at the Luxury Chamber of Commerce, details here.]

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Darrell60
Darrell60

I’m looking forward to a debate.  Rick Scott doesn’t have a chance for re-election anyway,  so Stone should focus on Charlie Crist.  I kinda feel sorry for Crist because Stone will trounce him.  

FatHand
FatHand

Which referendum would have a better shot of passing: legalization of marijuana or using 200 million Miami-Dade tax dollars on Dolphins Stadium renovations? I gotta think we have a bettter chance of toking legally than seeing a lid on that stadium.

jddixon8888
jddixon8888

I support pro marijuana and pro gay marriage issues and I do not like any of the other politicians.  I will keep my eye on Mr. Stone.  I like the Libertarian message.  Maybe he can lead Florida out of the economic depression we are in.

None of the other candidates seem to know what they are doing.  

longpeter
longpeter

No doubt Roger Stone is the brightess bulb in the room. Could a Libertarian get elected in Florida? Actually, the timing is certainly right. Traditional Republican voters are sick and tired of voting for losers and lack confidence in the congress that can't seem to get anything done. Rick Scott was given several opportunities to make sweeping changes in Florida that could have pushed the state to the first in the nation for economic recovery and he blew it. Roger Stone's recent attachment to the Libertarians has aligned him with those who seek fiscal conservatism and social tolerance. That my friends is a recipe for success in Florida. I will be looking to see where Stone shows up at rallys and I will attend. I hope and pray that this could be a chance for this state to lead the nation and get through the malaise that Obama deems normalcy.

donturner1966
donturner1966

I remember watching Roger Stone on CNN back in the days when they still had ratings. He always had the most straightforward messages about the various political issues. If he runs, I will vote for him. He seems light years ahead of any of the current crop (including the sitting Governor) seeking the seat.

jstillmanmb
jstillmanmb

I am sick and tired of career politicians and the BS they tell us.  I would give this Roger Stone guy a shot.  He can't do any worse than we have had and I bet he would do better than most other Governors we have had.

This is the guy who took down Governor Spitzer for corruption and prostitution - he's got my vote!

lisabraun223
lisabraun223

Roger Stone is the PERFECT candidate.  He's entertaining, he's smart, he knows the issues and his skeletons are already out of the closet.

Rick Scott is a dud and Charlie Crist is a crook.  We need change and nobody can bring it better than Stone.

dodgephillip
dodgephillip

Don't let his playful flamboyance fool you. Roger Stone is a stone-cold pragmatist who, unlike the current do-nothing governor could really launch Florida ahead. Stone can match Scott dollar for dollar in a campaign and Stone is far smarter and experienced in campaigning and that includes fund-raising. After Rick Scott's piss-poor performance as governor, he will be lucky to raise his own man part. Stone can count on my vote!

mc1randy
mc1randy

Roger Stone will be the only candidate bold enough to campaign for the legalization of marijuana.   And gay marriage at the same time!.  Let Rick Scott and Charlie Crist debate him on that issue! Roger Stone for governor!

 

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@Darrell60 Don't misunderestimate Charlie. He's been through it. And Roger may just overplay his  hand.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@FatHand If they both pass we can get a lid in the stadium.

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@mc1randyHe's the only candidate to have marched 1/2-naked in the Gay Pride Parade!

fire.ant
fire.ant topcommenter

@chaosfreedom1220 @Darrell60 Scott doesn't stand a chance against anyone who comes across less robotic than he. And that's about 99% of the human race.

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