It's the economy, stupid

More saber rattling and pretend I’m one of you guys routine by Clinton: … 09,00.html

In the 1980s the U.S. had another paranoid, apoplectic fit about a rising Asian power. Twenty years ago, the bad guy wasn’t China but an ascendant Japan, which was out to destroy the U.S. with its unfairly well built sedans, VCRs and microchips. The ballooning trade deficit with Japan was the hot–button political issue of the day, just as the yawning deficit with China is today.[/quote]

Um. farm subsidies anyone?