By Gene Finger
Editor: Marco Rubio portrays himself in his campaign commercials as a son of Cuban exiles. The Cuban exiles have an obsession with Fidel Castro to the extent that they are hurting their own people, the real Cubans who still live in Cuba, by blocking free trade with Cuba.
If our Congress would permit free trade and American investment in Cuba, it would improve the Cuban economy and create jobs both in Cuba and here in the United States. But our Congress is afraid of the Cuban exiles lobby and losing their vote.
If Marco Rubio is elected to the U.S. Senate, he would be a powerful opponent to free trade with Cuba, and as his past record indicates, a strong supporter of illegal immigration.
Yes, it is really silly to obsess over a tyrant that has the blood of tens of thousands of innocent Cubans on his hands and has imprisoned hundreds of thousands of others. Really, we should get over it. Perhaps if we Cuban exiles were “real Cubans,” as Finger points out, we would not be so prone to such ridiculous obsessions.