OK, it's still too early to do too much blogging on the presidential election. If you're really interested in that sort of thing, there are plenty of places you can get it. But it's interesting that John McCain brought up plastic footware maker Crocs Inc. in a July 7 town hall meeting in Denver. Here's a link to the video, in which McCain suggests that Barack Obama would favor a protectionist policy that would have stymied growth at Crocs. "Five years ago, the outdoor footwear company, Crocs, was started by a couple of entrepreneurs with a great idea, ingenuity and drive," McCain says. "This former small business now employs 600 people in Colorado alone, and sells over 50 percent of its products in 90 countries around the world. Building barriers to Crocs or any American company's access to foreign markets will have a devastating effect on our economy and jobs, and the prosperity of American families." I wonder if McCain knew that Crocs is in the process of shifting some work to Mexico (scoll down in the link for the story from our April 21 issue). Please, don't anyone tell Ross Perot!
McCain likes Crocs
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