Andrew Sullivan asks the right question: why does John McCain want to let the terrorists choose our Presidents for us?

Andrew Sullivan on McCain’s “Hamas is for Obama” ploy:

Honorable campaigns do not allow foreign agents, especially terrorist organizations, to insert themselves into American presidential politics.

To which I can only add: the leadership of Hamas surely understands American politics well enough to know that their “endorsement” of Obama helps McCain. So the logical conclusion is that Hamas wants McCain in office to continue the Bush policies that have done so much for the cause of Islamic terrorism around the world.

And I think Sullivan has crafted Obama’s optimal response:

Sen. McCain seems willing to let the terrrorists choose our President for us. I’m not. I guess the voters will have to decide.

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: