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    Peter Gallagher

    Thanks for this pointer, Ben.

    But how about a comment? I'd like to hear from a US trade analyst how to evaluate these things.

    Foreigners would probably vote for McCain on the basis of this. He seems to be most positively engaged with the multilateral system and apparently least determined to do something silly (and harmful) like give more US taxpayers' funds to rich farmers.

    On the Democrat side none of the Candidates has said anything recently that indicates much thinking about trade: it's all 'safety first' stuff, avoiding any commitment except to maintain big welfare payments for big farms. Why this should be good for Democrats I can't think: unless this is the Iowa (pulses, livestock) and New Hampshire (dairy?) effect.

    What do you think?

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