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  •  Gore came to a town near my home town in 1992 (0+ / 0-)

    and he swore the Clinton/Gore would promise to enforce trade laws and protect jobs from overseas competition.  In the late '90s, there were accusations that Brazil, China, and Japan were dumping steel on the US market and the Clinton administration did not enforce anti-dumping laws, apparently at the urging of Robert Rubin, then Secretary of Treasury.

    The voters where I lived felt betrayed and punished Gore for this in 2000.  It certainly cost Gore WV in 2000.  The irony is that Bush did put enforce temporary tariffs that saved several steel companies, including my fathers.  That probably makes WV safely Republican for a long time to come.

    The very painful irony for me is that Bush saved my father's job and his pension and our family's livelihood.  Had Gore been elected, the factor probably would have closed and my family would have suffered immeasurably.  That said, we also wouldn't be in Iraq right now.  It's an irony that is not lost on my family members, who otherwise dislike Bush, but appreciate that he, not the Democrats who were supported by unions for so long, saved their jobs.

    Together, we will turn promises into action, words into solutions and hope into reality. Hillary Clinton for President

    by psychodrew on Tue Mar 11, 2008 at 06:06:50 AM PDT

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