Sunday, September 13, 2009

Obama v. Daniels

While Obama starts a trade war with China, Mitch Daniels successfully leads a trade delegation there.

Just sayin'. Just as Kevin Rudd gained power in Australia partially on the basis of his foreign policy chops, and as it helped Tim Geithner gain the Secretary of Treasury position, it's easy to imagine skill at foreign negotiations become an increasingly important qualification for the Presidency. Obama definitely benefitted from this trend.

Then again, Rudd also arguably benefited from being sighted at a New York strip club, so maybe Australian politics is just out there.

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