The Huckabee attack ad

YouTube has a bad bootleg video.
$50 abortions, anyone?

Obviously, the point of Mike Huckabee’s latest stupid pet trick was to get the mass media to run for free the anti-Romney ad he so nobly declined to run. So far, no one has risen to the bait, which I suppose is appropriate but frustrating. I’d rather have Republicans telling the truth about one another than lying about Democrats.

The best I can find on line so far is this from YouTube. From what I can see, a fairly competent attack; the sting is at the end.

Footnote Only in a Republican primary would a candidate find it necessary to respond to the charge that he’d exercised too much clemency as Governor by pointing out that his opponent hadn’t executed anyone. Of course, Massachusetts doesn’t actually have the death penalty, but I suppose Romney could have just murdered a couple of murderers, or given the contract to Blackwater.

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