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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Willie Nelson Takes Back Gary Johnson Endorsement

Willie Nelson performing at Cardiff, UK
On Tuesday word hit the web that singer Willie Nelson had officially endorsed candidate Gary Johnson for president, but today Willie is singing a different tune.

“My position is [it's] too early for me to endorse anyone,” wrote Nelson in an email to fellow TeaPot Party member Steve Bloom. “And I think every one should vote their own conscience.”

According to Bloom, when Nelson was reminded that he had endorsed Johnson he responded with, "I know I said that. 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 and if he decided to run I would personally vote for him,” Nelson wrote, referring to Democrat Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich. “If it came down to either him or Gary I’m already committed to Dennis. They both have said they support legal pot.”

Johnson's campaign responded to the news with the following statement:

“We of course respect and appreciate whatever level of support Willie Nelson and the TeaPot Party offer.  What’s important is that Gary Johnson and Willie Nelson share a strong desire to give voice to millions of Americans who are demanding sensible drug laws and policies.  Gary looks forward to working with Mr. Nelson and many others to do just that.”

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