While I don't keep up with politics, someone online mentioned the reason why both candidates are quiet on smoking/tobacco issues is cause they don't wanna lose smokers' votes. And then when (for example) the Dems DO win, that's when tobacco becomes a top priority to them.
I got sad news for OBama and the Dems. I think you guys lost several smokers votes already. The fact both candidates want a fed smoking ban is a turnoff for me. However, my own mother told me I shouldn't vote for Obama just cause he's a brotha, or just cause he wants a fed smoking ban. But I can assure him and McCain that they both lost several smokers' votes, among the ones who are actually involved in the battle with antis.