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Monstrous errors

By Mary Fitzgerald  

It’s been a week of collective foot-in-mouth for the once-dignified Team Obama.

Highlights have included the news – on the eve of the Ohio primary – that Austin Goolsbee, Obama’s top economic policy adviser, had told Canadian officials that Obama’s public pledge to force a renegotiation of Nafta was not sincere, and was “more about political positioning.” Cue Ohio, which has suffered huge manufacturing job losses, voting overwhelmingly for Clinton.

Then Obama’s foreign policy advisor, the usually eloquent and impressive Samantha Power (who seems to have never been able to escape a profile without being described as flame-haired), had a…

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