Saturday, May 24, 2008

U.S. Cuba Policy: A H.C. Anderson Moment In Miami

Barack Obama went to Miami to talk to the exile-Cuban lobby group, and in one swoop he swept aside half a century of failed U.S. policies towards Cuba.

The Emperor is naked. Nobody has had the guts to say it. Not the "Straight Talking Express" John McCain, who just four days before told the Cuban Americans what he thought they wanted to hear, and not the "fighter" Hillary Clinton who would not dear to challenge her presumed Florida voters. But Obama did. He went right to the core, and laid out a radically different policy against Cuba and Latin America. 

America is ready for change, and so is Miami and Florida.

''I believe he is the only candidate who has spoken sincerely about the intentions that he has toward Cuba,'' said Alina Fernandez, Fidel Castro's daughter living in exile.

Hans Sandberg

Watch his speech:

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