Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 09:24 | SYDNEY
Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 09:24 | SYDNEY

More Obama protectionism


Sam Roggeveen


10 October 2008 19:58

If the previous Obama ad we featured sowed some doubts about his protectionism, this must surely exacerbate them. It's a disgraceful bit of populism, intended to tug at people's heart strings because the company that makes the thread that makes American flags took its operations offshore. Yes, apparently the thread is sacred; it must not be sullied by foreign hands. And the punchline? McCain is excoriated for making a blindingly obvious and true point. Sheesh.