A nice note from Mitt Romney's facebook feed:
Economists overwhelmingly agree freer international trade is good for society. Many Americans oppose free trade, however. That's unfortunate, because free trade is good for America. It will help Americans, both rich and poor, live better lives.
On top of that, free trade is the single greatest thing we can do to help poor people in other countries. When we buy products from third world countries, they build new factories and employ workers. This makes those in impoverished countries better off, and is far more effective and sustainable than virtually any other "solution" that's provided to help the poor.