Thankfully, there are advocacy groups who are very vocally opposing the TPP but what about your average John and Jane Q. voter?
Trump is using anti-TPP rhetoric to gin up support----but do those Trumpeters get the layers of destruction the TPP would bring? They may get the selfish part (the jobs part) but the big picture environmental devastation that comes with the TPP is something they could care less about.
Democracy is gone (did it ever exist?), corporations are controlling everything and many are still uneducated about the TPP and don't seem to care (from what I have gleaned).
I see nothing but further collapse of empire with Clinton or Trump which I don't feel is despair but acceptance of the reality that is before us.
Yes, Clinton telling Obama to withdraw TPP would make sense if there were any sanity or a hint of wise,compassionate leadership in Clinton/DNC land. I haven't seen any to date.
Does anyone really believe she cares about all the things that are wrong with the TPP and would fight to kill it? Maybe, just maybe if it would mean securing the presidency . . . . . but then what policies will she support even if TPP is knocked down? Strong measures to break up oligarchy?
And on a final note---worth repeating (imo):
We must not forget the "unprecedented secrecy surrounding all aspects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership".
Once again we have to thank Wikileaks for being one of the few news sources to bring the nefarious truth about the TPP into the light:
“The TPP draft chapter released by WikiLeaks shows that the U.S. has classified the text to keep it a secret.”