Throwing curve balls

You would never expect it from a rag like Time magazine, but it seems they like to keep their readers on their toes and every once in a while, they will throw a curve ball by inserting some truth into a story.

One overhyped story in the 2008 election was the supposed rise of Miami’s moderate Cuban-American voters. Early polls, demographic data and fundraising trends indicated the conservative Cuban politics that had long held sway in Miami’s three southernmost congressional districts (the 18th, the 21st and the 25th) was on the outs — and that Democrats might just pick one of them up. In the end, however, Barack Obama’s coattails failed to reach the Magic City, and the best the Dems could do was Joe Garcia’s six-point loss to incumbent GOP U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart in the 25th.