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McCain Praises Free Trade While Standing In Front Of Failing Ohio Factory

04/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Standing before a nearly shuttered factory pocked with broken windows, John McCain on Tuesday urged Americans to reject the "siren song of protectionism" and embrace a future of free trade.

He used his own recent political fortunes -- a dramatic fade followed by an unexpected comeback to secure the Republican presidential nomination -- to illustrate that depressed Rust Belt cities such as Youngstown can have bright futures.

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