Wolfson Makes It NAFTAgate

Now, according to the Clinton campaign, it’s “NAFTAgate.”

That’s what Howard Wolfson just called the controversy about Barack Obama’s senior economic advisor, Austan Goolsbee, allegedly telling Canadian officials that Mr. Obama’s sharp attacks on NAFTA were only “political positioning.”

The AP today obtained a memo which suggests Goolsbee did meet with Canadian officials, prompting Wolfson to read a series of denials from the Obama campaign and from Goolsbee.

“This is of course a major story in Ohio, where for days Senator Obama has been attacking Senator Clinton on trade,” said Wolfson, adding, “Major story out of Canada.”