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ANALYST: No economic benefits regardless of US election winner

Published: Tuesday November 6, 2012 | 9:51 am with audio | Comments 0
US president Barack Obama
US president Barack Obama
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Political analyst and university lecturer, Richard ‘Dickie’ Crawford says Jamaica should not look for any additional economic aid from the United States regardless of who wins the today’s presidential election.

Incumbent President, Barack Obama, is battling Republican Mitt Romney for another four years in the White House.

CNN's Poll of Polls, which is an average of eight non-partisan, national polls of likely voters, has Obama barely leading Romney - 49 per cent to 48 per cent.

Many Jamaicans have been keenly watching the election campaign given the links between the United States and Jamaica.

But Crawford says the election results will have implications for Jamaica, but he doesn’t expect the impact will be in relation to the economy.

Crawford says Jamaica might be better off from a foreign policy standpoint if Obama wins, as he seems more open to negotiation and dialogue than Romney.

But Crawford says it’s time Jamaica becomes more proactive and moves from a situation in which its fate depends on the winner of the US presidential elections.

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