Mitt Romney, boy toy: a correction

No, the silly claim that women will vote for him because he’s “hot” didn’t come directly from the campaign; it’s from a puff piece by Ronald Kessler of the wingnut website NewsMax. My apologies.

Apparently the description of how “hot” Mitt Romney is and how therefore women will vote for him turns out not to be a piece of campaign literature. Instead, it’s from a puff piece by Ronald Kessler of the wingnut on-line magazine NewsMax.

I shouldn’t have been so gullible; it would be beyond bizarre for a campaign to put that sort of stuff out in its own name. Sorry.

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: