July 7, 2010

Ilya Somin is not ready to say he wants Mitch Daniels for President.

But he sure like his list of 5 favorite books.

19 comments:

Skyler said...

What kind of English are you ascribing to now? It's hard to follow your writing here. Or are you mocking Ilya for some reason?

Original Mike said...

I hope he runs. I really like him.

traditionalguy said...

Up pops Mitch,the perfectly placed perfect candidate, who seems to be a Volokh favorite. The fact that Mitch has no appeal to non-wonks and he does not connect to the independents be damned...full speed ahead with the perfect nominee. There will never be heard a discouraging word about perfect Mitch from the Government Media until after he has the GOP nomination.

peter hoh said...

typng with thmbs?

Earth Girl said...

"The fact that Mitch has no appeal to non-wonks..." I'm a Hoosier and I can attest that most Hoosiers are non-wonks. And yet, somehow, Mitch was elected governor twice.

peter hoh said...

Just being elected a couple of times isn't proof that one can appeal to voters nationwide. Some states have voting characteristics that don't translate well to the country as a whole.

Or maybe it's just a Massachusetts thing.

MadisonMan said...

Excellent typo!

Synova said...

I never believe the "five favorite books" things.

Why not just ask for a list of five books that a candidate thinks are particularly important to political thought?

That's not *favorite* and then no one does something stupid like listing L. Ron Hubbard and no one is going to think that anyone is seriously trying to pretend that they read these other books for fun or re-read them on a rainy afternoon.

Skyler said...

Oh, I see what you meant now. But you have one more typo, if you care. Should be "likes."

peter hoh said...

One more typo -- should be "He sure likes his list. . . ."

MadisonMan said...

I liked it better the other way!

Clarity in blog titles is over-rated.

rhhardin said...

Since when are lawyers experts on Presidents.

William said...

Most people feel obliged to throw in something by Tolstoy, and writers take special pride in mentioning Joyce's Ulysses. I distrust such lists because they detail not the greatest view in the world but the greatest view on the road in the past fifty miles, or the greatest view in the interviewer's home state. I didn't know what to make of it when Kagan said she was shaped by her readings of Anais Nin.

Palladian said...

"Since when are lawyers experts on Presidents."

Many of our current national problems are the result of listening to the opinions and advice of lawyers.

Pastafarian said...

Something's bothering me:

Last presidential election, Althouse decided to vote for Obama, partly because he was an admitted Democrat, rather than a stealth Democrat like McCain, and if (when) things went to shit, a Democrat would be blamed.

I wonder if, in 2012, Althouse will decide that things have become so bad under Obama that it would be unfair to the Republicans to throw them into the fire: Double-digit unemployment, permanently ruined currency because of trillion-dollar deficits, and nothing left for the winner to do to try to fix things.

They can't lower interest rates, they're already essentially zero. They can't cut spending because it's political suicide. They can't raise taxes because it's economic suicide. They've not only stoked the furnace of the locomotive as it hurtles toward the cliff, they've snapped off the brake levers.

The winner of the 2012 presidential election is going to feel like the first mate of the Titanic, seizing command after the captain takes the last life boat.

So I wonder if Althouse will see things this way, and use this to justify a vote for Obama in 2012.

Skyler said...

They can't cut spending because it's political suicide.

Says who?

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c3 said...

Uh Prof. still another typo:

But he sure like his list of 5 favorite books.

Should that not be "but he sure like(s) his..."

Revenant said...

The fact that Mitch has no appeal to non-wonks and he does not connect to the independents be damned...full speed ahead with the perfect nominee.

After ten years of Republicans who are big on social-conservative nonsense and lacking in economic conservatism, a little economic wonkiness would be a welcome relief.

Anyway, big points to Mitch for liking "The Future and Its Enemies". That's one of my favorite books. :)