“All in” for my good friend Barack

Obama’s fundraising totals for February: $55m, 385,000 new donors.
Now they’re asking those who have given in the past to “go all in.” Seems like a good time.

My good friend Barack Obama (I know we must be good friends, though we’ve never actually met or spoken, since he signs the mass email simply “Barack”) reports that the February fund-raising total for the campaign was $55 million, including 385,000 new donors.

Pretty impressive.

Equally impressive is that the campaign website is sophisticated enough so that the email tells me exactly how much I have left to donate before I max out, and asks me whether now wouldn’t be a good time to “go all in.”

Thanks in no small part to Hillary Rodham Clinton and whatever clownish thug advised her to compare Barack Obama unfavorably to John “Bomb Iran” “100 years” “There Will Be More Wars” McCain, the answer is yes. This seems like an excellent time to go all in.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com