The Folly Of The Clinton-Obama NAFTA Stance
By Pejman Yousefzadeh Posted in Barack Obama | Economy | Free Trade | Hillary Clinton | NAFTA | Protectionism — Comments (0) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Discussed here. In all likelihood, there will be no withdrawal from NAFTA under either a Clinton or Obama Administration. But there will be a continuous trashing of NAFTA, along with a complete unwillingness to engage in any other trade deals. That is bad enough and enough of an incentive to vote differently if one is an adherent to the policy of free trade and trade liberalization in general.
More here. The Russert question was excellent. The answers less so. And the last sentence is far too optimistic. Democrats have been neo-protectionists for quite a while now. It didn't take the Ohio primary to make them into neo-protectionists and the end of the primary won't shake them out of the habit. Alas.