“I’m a free-trader,” says McCain

Known for his pro-trade stance, Senator John McCain took his views to the campaign trail and blasted his Democratic opponents for their isolationist rhetoric:

“I do not believe in isolationism and protectionism,” McCain said. “We’ve got to stop this protectionist NAFTA-bashing.”

McCain was referring to the anti-trade stance that both Senators Clinton and Obama have espoused as they jockey for leadership of the Democratic presidential ticket. They both have also said they would renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement.

McCain called himself a “free-trader” and also called on Congress to vote for the pending but stalled U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.