January 31, 2015

Leading Leftie Slams Clinton Trade Deal

Earlier this week, Politico reported that a key part of Clinton’s 2016 strategy was “aggressively courting key endorsers from the left,” namely economist Robert Reich:

One component of Hillary Clinton’s emerging strategy involves quietly but aggressively courting key endorsers from the left, who could help increase progressives’ comfort level and take the wind out of a potential challenge. Two top targets: Robert Reich, the economist and former labor secretary in her husband’s administration, and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon.

But earlier today, MoveOn.org released a video featuring Reich slamming the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement as “the worst trade deal you’ve never heard of,” “NAFTA on steroids,” because it was negotiated in secret by corporate lobbyists. And who led “the negotiations for the proposed” deal? None other than Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

Seems like its going to be a tougher sale than expected.