Worried about Huckabee?

The new Wayne Dumond spot ought to put paid to his Presidential ambitions.
But he still might wind up as McCain’s running-mate.

Think he might actually become President?


I think it would be great if he were the Republican nominee, but he won’t be. The really scary prospect is that McCain (or Romney, or Giuliani) will be able to nail down the hard-right vote by making Huckabee his running-mate. The more the Wayne Dumond story gets out (with those two damning words, “Dear Wayne”) the less likely that is.

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