John Edwards is surging on populist themes, but Matt Cooper thinks American business should not worry too much if he wins.
Edwards’ Senior Economic Adviser Leo Hindery is mentioned in the Cooper article. I’ve had numerous discussions with Hindery — who is not anti-global but is pro-American industry and pro-American middle class.
The real question that has to be struggled with at some point is whether the multinational corporation should receive benefits, access, privileges, and the imprimatur of being American if they turn out be tools of other nation states. I don’t believe they should — but in my book, this makes rational sense as a centrist American. If the populists think that way too, all the better.
— Steve Clemons