Willie Nelson Endorses Gary Johnson – No, Dennis Kucinich – For President

Willie Nelson is torn between Gary Johnson and Dennis Kucinich.

Dave Weigel reports that Willie Nelson signed off on an endorsement of former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for president but then backed off. Not because of new information about Johnson, though:

“My position is it too early for me to endorse anyone. And I think every one should vote their¬† own conscience.”

I wrote back reminding him that he had approved the endorsement.

“I know I said that,” Nelson replied. “But I think I will wait and see where he stands on other things. My bad. Sorry. I still think he is a good guy but so Is Dennis [Kucinich] and if he decided to run I would personally vote for him. If it came down to either him or Gary I’m already committed to Dennis. They both have said they support legal pot.”

I’ve heard of single issue voting but this is ridiculous.

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  1. Patrick T. McGuire says:

    I saw Willie in concert last year. Actually it was more of a jam session, we ended up leaving after 20 minutes. Suffice it to say that he wasn’t all there.

  2. Vast Variety says:

    Sounds like he isn’t waiting for it to be legal.

  3. michael reynolds says:

    There’s obviously some confusion. Let’s just wait for the smoke to clear.