President Clinton: Hillary Firm on NAFTA

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Wed, 03/05/2008 - 12:35am.

Says wife knows that NAFTA has been "good for Texas!" 

Former President Bill Clinton says his wife, Senator Hillary Clinton, is supporter of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and would not push for repeal of the treaty if elected President. Mr. Clinton spoke this morning with 1200 WOAI news as Texans head to the polls in the state's critical primary election.

Mr. Clinton said trade enforcement is the key, and has been 'virtually non existent in the United States today.'

"I think NAFTA has become something of a symbol in places like Ohio, but the generally problem is more focused on China and the massive outflow of oil producing companies. Hillary has a very specific NAFTA position which does not involve repealing it, and does involve putting the labor and environmental standards into the agreement."

Mr. Clinton warned his fellow Democrats that John McCain 'will be difficult to beat.'

"He is going to have very strong national security credentials and an appeal even for people who disagree with his position on Iraq. He's gone out of his way to be more moderate than a lot of the ideological extremists in the Republican Party. Hillary likes and admires him, even though they disagree on very many things that are important to our country."

In the 1200 WOAI news interview, Mr. Clinton said neither his wife nor Barack Obama has 'closed the door' on the possibility to being the other candidate's running mate.

"They are clearly both committed to unifying the Democratic party, something that will be very important in November," Mr. Clinton said.

By Jim Forsyth - March 4, 2008 - posted at

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