“I have decided that it presents a responsible, effective and much-needed solution to a misguided policy,” he said. “Eighty years ago, Colorado voters concerned about the health and safety of their families and communities approved a ballot initiative to repeal alcohol prohibition prior to it being done by the federal government. This November, we have the opportunity to end the equally problematic and ineffective policy of marijuana prohibition.”The Post goes on to report that ironically, Democrat Governor, and Tancredo's former opponent John Hickenlooper opposes the marijuana reform measure. Of particular interesting for libertarians, Tancredo makes this assertion:
Tancredo said in his letter that “numerous leading conservatives have voiced their support for reforming marijuana policies including “Pat Robertson, William F. Buckley Jr., George Will, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck and Milton Friedman.”Note - Palin was attacked in her 2006 bid for governor in the GOP primary by her social conservative opponent Frank Murkowski for being a "closet pot legalizer." It got mentioned only very briefly by the mainstream media, in her 2008 Vice-presidential bid. A Republican for marijuana reform didn't quite fit the template, so the MSM kept it hushed.