Read it here first: Cuban Voters in Florida Could Determine the Outcome of the Election

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?

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

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

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

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

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