Bad for Africa?

Although many sub-Saharan Africans have been feeling euphoric about our electing a half-Kenyan, the Los Angeles Times is reporting that their hopes may soon be dashed upon the rocks of political expediency:

[I]f there’s one issue that Obama will be judged on in Africa, it’s international fair trade: whether he will usher in a breakthrough or, as some fear, stifle it. Will he continue to support subsidies that protect American farmers, but hurt poor Africans?

By contrast, the article notes, McCain’s platform included opposition to those very subsidies.