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Old 06-18-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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WASHINGTON (Fortune) -- The general campaign is on, independent voters up for grabs, and Barack Obama is toning down his populist rhetoric - at least when it comes to free trade.
In an interview with Fortune to be featured in the magazine's upcoming issue, the presumptive Democratic nominee suggests he doesn't want to unilaterally blow up NAFTA after all.
Now that he's usurped the Democratic nomination, Obama is back-peddling so fast that he's going to meet John McCain on the "Straight Talk Express" and do town hall meetings like the WWE does wrestling i.e., OK I win today and you win next week, etc, etc,...!

Obama: NAFTA not so bad after all - Jun. 18, 2008
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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This is nothing new, Obama will change his position again.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Obama has already winked towards Canada about not taking him seriously about NAFTA:

Obama Haunted by NAFTA Doubletalk

CTV.ca | Obama campaign mum on NAFTA contact with Canada
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:53 AM
 
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There is no such thing as a no-lobbyist candidate except well a libertarian candidate... America loves lobbyist... and lobbyist loves American money..
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Obama has already winked towards Canada about not taking him seriously about NAFTA:

Obama Haunted by NAFTA Doubletalk

CTV.ca | Obama campaign mum on NAFTA contact with Canada
You are quoting the first erroneus report.

Here is the update

http://www.cbc.ca/mrl3/8752/vsu/wmv-...memo080303.wmv
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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I guess these aren't the only waffles Obama likes?


Although I'm sure McBush will do his share of waffling as well....they are politicians.

BTW, the waffles Obama was eating in the picture are very good. That diner is about a mile from my house and has great food.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: PA
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Why do they call NAFTA Free Trade.... it's managed trade and managed by the federal government.
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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It is hard to repeal a trade agreement once it is done. It never should have been done to begin with and the fact that it was done by Bill Clinton was the primary reason I would not support his wife in the primary. I do not expect Obama to repeal NAFTA. We are stuck with it for better or for worse- mostly worse. But I do expect him not to sign on to anymore stupid "free trade" deals that do not benefit the USA or our ideals in the world such as democracy, human rights, worker rights and environmental concerns.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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You are quoting the first erroneus report.

Here is the update

http://www.cbc.ca/mrl3/8752/vsu/wmv-...memo080303.wmv
I don't know, this source seems to indicate that it actually did occur:

Obama, Canada, NAFTA and Some 'Straight Talk'


KevK, Clinton pushed NAFTA through but it had been initiated and negotiated by Bush Sr.

On October 7, 1992 in San Antonio, Texas, President George H.W. Bush, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and President Carlos Salinas de Gortari initialed the North American Free Trade Agreement.*

http://www.irpp.org/events/archive/1209prog.pdf
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: 44.9800 N, 93.2636 W
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that would annoy me if someone was taking a picture of me while I ate waffles.
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