"My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere."The population of the Americas, excluding the USA, is almost 670 million.
Open borders, no limit to immigrants from south of the border, and vast sums spent on green energy.
These words were made by Hillary Clinton in a speech made at a talk given to executives at the Brazillian bank Banco Itau, according to Wikileaks. She said nothing like this on the stump. of course. Quite the contrary.
To attentive readers of this blog this will come to no surprise. They will recall that Bill Clinton talked about “the ultimate wisdom of a borderless world” in a speech to a group of rich businessmen and women on September 10, 2001. That speech was ignored because of the events the next day and his wife's speech is ignored because of the tape in which Donald Trump admits to groping women.
The groping allegations do not represent a danger to America in themselves, unlike the ideas of Mrs. Clinton, but they are likely to doom Trump's chance because they affect voters' feelings.
I wonder how many Western European and British politicians believe in a borderless world. A large number, be sure, and not just on the left.