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What are the fighter’s solutions? March 4, 2008

Posted by mindscout in Decision 2008.
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So, Sen. Clinton is telling Ohio and Texas that she is a fighter and that she has solutions for america. That She would have a “time-out” on NAFTA with Canada and Mexico. That she would get up and take a call at 3am when the world leaders call because she knows world leaders.

Do we need another “fighter” in white house who may be has solutions for america (we will talk about that in a lil bit) but starts making rest of the world nervous about trade? After 8 years of disastrous foreign policy, does USA need another president who starts making rest of peaceful world uneasy by talking about stopping trade? Does Sen. Clinton understand that just because she wants a temporary time out on trade, rest of the world cant stop its trade cycles. And how does US industry work with a time out?

Can we create a automobile parts plant in Ohio which can shell out auto parts for 5 years and then has to be shut down? Do you think such a plant can start recuperating its investments in 5 years?

Exactly such short-sighted foreign and trade policies have undone USA in the past. Rest of the world will laugh at such trade policies, if not revolt.  The american president need to benot only leader of USA but also a leader of the free world. I just dont think such kind of policies or even thinking can qualify Sen. Clinton for being the leader of free world.

I dont think the free world really relishes her use of negative words such as “fighter”. After Iraq invasion, the world takes such mentions very nervously. When US leaders take such an aggressive postures even while campaigning, the world is still listening and taking notes. Moreover her demonstration of her mood swings and emotional instability during the debates would raise new concerns over her such behaviour during her presidency. What is she gets frustrated and irritated with something Iran does and starts war with Iran? Can we afford that?

With the rise of China, resurgence of Russia and bad foreign relations over Iraq, USA cant afford to further isolate itself on world stage. We need a leader who can take more pragmatic approach and start talking first before he / she starts firing.

Now to the Solutions that Sen. Clinton mentions. She has started mentioning Solutions for America after she lost 11 straight primaries. So, why this sudden eureka over solutions? Has she suddenly realised problems of Americans? And what solutions she is talking about? More or less same as Obama has been talking about and moreover in very generic terms. Most solutions seems short-term stop gaps. 90 day freeze for adjustable mortgages, 5 year time out over NAFTA and so on. What about illegal immigration? what about economy? what about Iran? where are the solutions? Where is the money coming from for her Universal health care? We are still waiting.

I believe america’s solutions are so grim that they are going to need creative and brave  ideas. It is also going  to need a strong will to forge alliances within congress, senate and across the industry to push these. Sen. Clinton’s polarizing persona and overly aggresive tones will prohibit her from doing so. 

So Ms. Fighter, how about  

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