As we have noted recently and on several occasions in the past, Cuban American voters in Florida continues to be a potential problem for President Bush in the upcoming election.

One of the small media outfits in town finally discovered this same issue:

“Critics say the measures, which were laid out in a policy report from a presidential commission led by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, are chiefly intended to add to backing for President Bush among Cuban-Americans, a group White House advisers have acknowledged is central to his re-election strategy.

Paradoxically, some of the critics say, several provisions – like a tightening of travel restrictions and a curb on relief packages – may backfire, harming Mr. Bush’s chances in Florida, a crucial swing state.”

Sorry for the snarky attitude on this story, but where have you been for the past four months?

Sources:
Get-Tough Policy on Cuba May Backfire Against Bush
CHRISTOPHER MARQUIS
N.Y. Times, July 29, 2004

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/29/politics/29cuba.html

Cuban Voters in Florida revisited
The Big Picture
Wednesday, July 14, 2004

http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2004/07/cuban_voters_in.html

Cuban Voters in Florida Wavering in Support for President
The Big Picture
Wednesday, March 24, 2004

http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2004/03/cuban_voters_in.html

Additional Poll on Florida’s Cuban voters
The Big Picture
Wednesday, March 24, 2004

http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2004/03/additional_poll.html

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