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March 04, 2008

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Tom

Strict Libertarians actually want to eliminate all free trade agreements because they distort (supposedly) free markets through unnecessary regulation. I don't hold that view personally -- I thought NAFTA was one of the best things to come out of the Clinton administration -- but I could see some Libertarians taking a liking to the anti-NAFTA stance of the Democrats. Also, the anti-North-American-Union crowd is fanatically against NAFTA and other attempts to more closely integrate the North American countries, due to the concerns over the potential loss of sovereignty. So the Democrats are also pandering to the Nationalist elements a bit (the same people who want to deport 11 million hard-working illegals).

Good point in the article about the irony, though, of candidates promising change and yet cynically pandering to win votes. There are parallels with the Romney campaign, and if this keeps up, it's not very far-fetched to think McCain could win easily.

Nato

I think Clinton and Obama are competing for the Edwards vote, and there's a reason I hate Edwards.

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