The following article shows why Charlie Crist, who is challenging Governor Rick Scott in his re-election bid in Florida, can’t be trusted. For Cuban-Americans, it would be treasonous to vote for Crist. Nevertheless, his flip-flopping stance on the Cuban embargo issue is illustrative of his lack of character, authenticity, and reliability on other issues.
Crist suggested that those who favor the embargo have their heads in the sand. Wrong! It is Crist who refuses to consider the human-rights abuses that are still going on in record numbers in Cuba. Crist is a prostitute for votes. On the other hand, some Republicans are prostitutes for profits.
Having said this, the embargo issue is not a Democratic/Republican thing. On the Democratic side, you have U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (also chairwoman of the national Democratic Party) supporting the embargo. But, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — a major supporter of Republican candidates — backs the lifting of the embargo.
When voting, Cuban-Americans will have to vote with their Cuban-American conscience. We have a lot to learn from Jewish Americans who never vote for politicians who compromise the state of Israel.