No surprise that the populist is Mrs Clinton. According to her advisor, Gary Gensler, Mrs Clinton wants to “… move forward with smart trade to make sure it works for Americans”, whatever that means. As Keven Hasslet (Mr McCain’s advisor) says, it doesn’t sound like Mrs Clinton wants topursue more open markets.
Is any voter still assured (or misled) by ‘cute’ slogans like ‘smart trade’? If you saw a sign in the supermarket identifying ‘smart tomatoes’ would it make you buy? What would you think it meant? Or would it strike you as just another piece of marketing babble?
Thanks to Simon Lester for drawing my attention to this story.