October 31, 2004

OBL Game Theory

I'm genuinely glad to see that bin Laden's message isn't having much effect on American voting strategies. As I wrote on Friday, the idea that we should try to figure out who bin Laden's endorsing, and then vote for the other candidate, is preposterous. If OBL says "Jump!" and we all duck, that's not much different from the case where he says "Jump!" and we all, in fact, jump.
-- Brad Plumer 3:09 PM || ||