Fusion-ticket dept.

Why not McCain-Clinton?

Since there obviously won’t be a Clinton-Obama or Obama-Clinton ticket &#8212 impossible, given that Clinton doesn’t think Obama passes the “Commander-in-Chief threshold” &#8212 Mark Karlin of BuzzFlash has an alternative:


A ticket needs both balance and coherence. McCain-Clinton has both. On gender and geography, the two are perfect complements. On a deeper level, they’re closely compatible:

Vetted? Check. (She says so herself.)

Ready to be Commander-in-Chief on Day 1? Check. (Ditto.)

Lots of DC experience? Check.

Multi-millionaire? Check.

Willing to be surrounded by lobbyists? Check.

Survived financial scandal? Check.

Supported Iraq war? Check.

Voted to sabre-rattle against Iran? Check.

Mostly against torture, more or less? Check.

Ran scary “It’s 3 am, the White House phone is ringing” ad? Check

Anyway, don’t they make a cute couple?

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

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