January 24, 2008


David Cameron backs John McCain in US race (Rosa Prince, 24/01/2008, Daily Telegraph)

Speaking at a dinner hosted by Barclays Capital at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Conservative leader heaped praised on one of the Republican front-runners, John McCain. [...]

In his after-dinner speech, Mr Cameron described how Vietnam veteran Mr McCain had impressed him when he spoke at the 2006 Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth.

The Conservative leader said: “Every generation has to fight and win the argument for free trade and open markets. Just look at the presidential election in the US.

“On both sides of the political divide, there are candidates advocating protectionist policies. There is one clear exception - and I admire him a great deal for his stance.

“Senator John McCain did my party the great honour of addressing our annual conference two years ago, and we saw then the courage and conviction that saw him go to Michigan and tell the voters directly that the old jobs weren’t coming back and that protectionism was no answer to today’s economic problems.

“He didn’t win the primary, but he certainly won a lot of respect.”

The big question is what nations they'll liberate together when they're leading their respective countries.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 24, 2008 8:25 AM
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