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Democrats’ Florida push calls for US shift on Cuba

July 6, 2014

: AP – excerpt

MIAMI (AP) — When Charlie Crist went to Miami’s Little Havana recently, the Democratic candidate for governor stood before a crowd and said what few politicians have in decades of scrounging for votes in the Cuban-American neighborhood: End the trade embargo against Cuba.

“If you really care about people on the island, we need to get rid of the embargo and let freedom reign,” he said, shouting above a small band of protesters who responded with chants of “Shame on you!”

Crist’s supporters cheered louder.

It was a scene inconceivable just a few years ago, when politicians were careful about what they said on the issue, for fear of alienating Cuban-American voters, many of whom fled Fidel Castro’s Cuba in the 1960s.

But Democrats now sense an opening with newer Cuban arrivals and second-generation Cuban-Americans who favor resuming diplomatic relations with the communist island… (more)

Looks like Crist is going for broke. He is all in or all out. The citizens of Florida have choices they haven’t had in decades.

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. holeshothunter permalink
    July 6, 2014 8:03 pm

    Whoops! I thought for a moment we were going to Shit on Cuba, which is curious, because it has always
    looked to me just like we
    were going to PISS on Cuba…
    .

    Like

  2. July 6, 2014 9:07 pm

    Reblogged this on Beaux Artists.

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