Candidate Charlie Crist Wants US to Lift Cuba Embargo

HAVANA TIMES — Noting that it would bring many jobs to Florida, Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist now favors lifting the US embargo on Cuba.

“The embargo has done nothing in over 50 years to change the regime in Cuba,” said Crist, “If we want to bring democracy to Cuba, we need to promote American values and investment there,” he said in a statement.

The former Florida governor (2007-2011 as a Republican) has now switched parties in his attempt to regain the post in the general elections scheduled for November 2014. The primary elections are set for August 26.

The following is his answer on the Cuba question on the Bill Maher TV program.

6 thoughts on “Candidate Charlie Crist Wants US to Lift Cuba Embargo

  • While the embargo in itself will not bring democracy, the pre-conditions for lifting the embargo include the restoration of democracy in Cuba.

    Lifting the US embargoes on Vietnam and China did not result in either of those countries becoming democracies. That’s evidence against Crist’s facile justification. Furthermore, consider the fact that the Castro regime constantly calls for the embargo to be lifted. They would not do that if they thought doing so would bring democracy to Cuba, or increase US influence. The Castro regime want the embargo lifted because the resulting increased trade will help maintain their grip on power.

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