I was pleasantly surprised to hear that Connecticut attorney general candidate Martha Dean not only defended her support for nullification at a debate last night, but also read from my book on the subject, quoting nineteenth-century Connecticut governor Jonathan Trumbull in support of the idea. Her opponent, naturally, gave the appropriately outraged response, which is always a lot easier than arguing a position on its merits.
On Sunday I had a chance to speak on nullification at Orlando. I was impressed to see former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, who also spoke, use the word nullify. This is an extremely unfashionable position among D.C. think thanks, so good for him. Last month Ron Paul spoke favorably of the return of nullification. I