Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Politics of Trade

Roger Lowenstein points out:
Clinton passed his trade deals mostly with the votes of Republicans.
I wonder: What would President Obama with a Democratic congress do on this issue? Would Democrats in Congress start voting like Republicans? Or would the movement toward increased openness in world trade come to a halt?

Update: A reader alerts me to this useful summary of how the two parties have voted on trade legislation.