The RNC has put out a new ad highlighting Barack Obama’s seemingly inconsistent statements on trade. I think it’s fair to say that he purports to be in favor of free trade in principle, but never seems to favor of any specific free trade agreement.
As President, would Obama be a protectionist? Who knows? The trade issue is actually pretty typical: t’s hard to know what Obama really thinks (if anything), and all one can say for sure is that he is a slippery character.