The Dumond video

Huckabee is toast.

Some of my friends are worried that MIke Huckabee’s aw-shucks act might play nationally if he became the Republican nominee for President.

I don’t think so. If the Democrats wouldn’t run that ad, or something like it, People for the American Way could do it. Every word in it is true, and the two most damaging words were written by Huckabee himself. “Dear Wayne …”

Update More here. Definitely toast. Eve Fairbanks gets it just right: having nutso positions won’t hurt Huckabee much, but being a rotten human being will.

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: