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When I hear that I hear social conservative.
I'm told that Republicans to win must speak.
Anti abortion anti gay marriage for the war on drugs for stricter immigration controls.
Gary Johnson's -- none of that and he.
Candidate Johnson isn't even religious he doesn't go to church.
Republican strategist Karen hand -- says that's not gonna fly in a Republican primary.
Now it's not going to fly in a Republican primary I think.
It's a lot of it actually isn't going to fly with a lot of mainstream voters in fact.
I -- about that you're gonna -- I don't go to church I don't believe in god.
Well I don't know why I don't say that I believe in god I don't go to church but I certainly don't so lead with these kinds of things yeah I think there sixty bring it up I think this -- it up as and that's that's -- -- -- that's absolutely fair game my I think I'm not -- in the minority here when it comes to.
Believing in god and not attending church at.
The reality is when you go to Iowa and you go to -- caucus.
There is a very religious.
In these early primary voting states Arabs and I think our.
Than many people even realize is I mean you know I have you had people lay hands on you and -- -- is comfortable lead.
Think part of the Republican got -- doesn't -- part of the Republican primary going to the voters values summit.
I think -- yeah.
Republican candidates go to a caucus and people laying hands and I know it's not it's yeah.
I mean it's not a -- -- is a very personal connection with them yet another might hear from Republican candidates -- your.
Which you're it testimony what's your walk with Christ what are the values you and I share in com and and I think that's a really important part of connecting with these voters and I think it's something that you would struggle you're toast.
Well no -- -- first of all I respect.
The views of a social conservative.
I think that 60% of Americans describe themselves as a fiscally conservative and socially liberal now.
I would argue that perhaps it's not socially liberal -- it's really classic leave liberal which is the notion that less government is better.
The notion that.
-- that the government can do for me is to let me be the individuals that I might be and as governor of New Mexico I I did that.
Maybe they'll end up being a hundred and -- half a 120 candidates running on the Republican side of the ticket.
But right now I think I'm the only candidate that would support a woman's right to choose.
And I might add I support a woman's right to choose up until of viability of the -- And when I asked.
Well the the course is actually describe that as being able to sustain the fetus outside of the womb even if by artificial means that is actually the law of the land currently so about twenty weeks or so.
I think you have a very difficult time.
A lot of Republican primary voters on that issue but that's not the only issue.
A complete -- you say -- here in the majority.
But the you don't go to church don't the majority of Americans go to church or temple or something.
I I don't.
I think the majority of Americans consider themselves.
Religious split I don't know if the majority of Americans actually attend church.
I would say a majority of Republicans.
And South Carolina for instance which is circling very late.
Go to church and back and you drive -- South Carolina you'll see something that I certainly did not see living twenty years in California which is.
Indicating you know it's five miles to the next church I think it is are these are street -- in South Carolina and and so it's part of their culture inner early Republican primary.
Election you're gonna have a difficult time connecting and that's a big part of getting elected is connecting with people and having a shared sense sure -- Sure and and I might be wrong but I happen to think that -- given that there are eleven or twelve candidates running on the Republican side of the ticket.
That I'm gonna offer up a choice that doesn't exist anywhere else -- This is to legalize prostitution and I guarantee you there's not another candidate even on the democratic side that is going to want to legalize -- -- and I have never.
Actually led with the notion of legalizing prostitution what I've been asked him many times it is.
It is would you legalize prostitution and my answer to that is is that first of all I don't.
Have any desire to engage via -- services of a prostitute and -- And I and I never have LA and I never have but we already have one state that has come.
If you were to engage in prostitution where is it that you would want to engage prostitution.
You'd want to do that in Nevada where it was safe where where it was safe and where it was legal.
Likewise -- you would decriminalize.
At least marijuana well -- would.
I would legalize marijuana and I say legalize as opposed to decriminalize because I think.
I think that criminalized turns its back on half the problem which is the marketplace.
When it comes up all the other drugs in a nutshell.
We should look at the drug problem first as a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue that.
I would say voters across the board in fact if you look at the polls you don't really have support for legalizing marijuana even in that democratic.
And I Jennifer Aniston we're just -- years away from being at a tipping point on that -- you look at it as a health issue I think you come out of from the very time.
The erratic old scientific.
Point of view but I think it's politically tone -- Well let let me tell you my experience with marijuana that it's not theoretical -- -- marijuana -- drank -- -- -- don't do either today the big difference between marijuana and alcohol is that marijuana is a lot safer.
And for a hundred million Americans who smoke marijuana I think there's a recognition of that so.
You recognized you recognize how difficult it is that you're taking a position that a majority.
A Republican primary voters absolutely disagree with -- -- thing.
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