In pulling out of the Presidential race, Mitt Romney said the following in his withdrawal speech:
The attack on our culture is not our sole challenge. We face economic competition unlike anything we have ever known before. China and Asia are emerging from centuries of poverty. Their people are plentiful, innovative and ambitious. If we do not change course, Asia or China will pass us by as the economic superpower, just as we passed England and France during the last century. The prosperity and security of our children and grandchildren depend on us.
I was somewhat surprised by the tone of this. I had thought of Romney as being more pro-globalization and pro-trade agreement. But this quote suggests he was going to take a tough stance on trade, at least with respect to Asia.