I know the effort to draft Jeff Sachs to run for president is about as ludicrous as anything in politics could be. It’s also unclear to me how high the correlation is between brainpower and political effectiveness. But it certainly would be nice to have someone in the race whose heart is unquestionably in the right place on many issues.
I’m also happy about another arm-twisting attempt that has higher probability of success. Why not Al Gore (although he has consistently said he won’t run again)? The grassroots effort seems, however, to have run out of money pretty quickly, which strikes me as very odd. What were they spending money on?