For John, BLUF: Planning ahead is not a Washington strong suit. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is a tweet from Will Collier (@willcollier) (the 24th at 8:07 AM):
If the US had a real president, he'd already have a US/UK free trade deal written up and ready to go. Sadly, we have a vain academic twit.I am thinking that Will has this wrong. I bet President Obama has been quietly feeling out Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about this possibility. He has also, I am sure, quietly met with the leaders of Congress about expanding NAFTA to include the UK. Surely Secretary of State Kerry and our Treasury Secretary, Mr Jacob Lew, have been developing plans to have closer ties with our British Cousins. Surely.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff