A Democrat Who Understands Economics

For once, I’m happy that I voted for a politician rather than against the other guy.

Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine, parting with some fellow Democrats, said he’s “passionate” about strengthening global-trade ties and that those advocating protectionism have a “loser’s mentality.”

“The only way you’ll succeed is by being an aggressive competitor rather than trying to hoard your dwindling assets,” Kaine, 49, said in an interview yesterday in Washington with Bloomberg News editors and reporters.

On the whole, I still voted mostly against the other guy. But good for Gov. Kaine for getting it right on trade. If only our national politicians could figure out something so obvious.

Via Cato @ Liberty