The reason for this blog is to discuss Cuba news and opinions, and to disseminate the great things about Cuban culture, since I was born there. That is very clear to all.
If the Cuba issue did not exist, I would have no reservations about endorsing U.S. Senator Barack Obama, but Cuba does exist, although it is constantly denigrated for having freely chosen to follow the Socialist path, something which die hard capitalists hate with a passion.
Obama is way above Bush, Clinton or McCain. He is much more progressive than those three individuals and so he deserves the votes of the American electorate in November.
But he did make one major blunder in going to speak before the Cuban American National Foundation in Miami this past May 23rd. He declared that he would continue to support the failed Cuba embargo/blockade. That the senator would seek the support of an organization that is 100% reactionary, retrograde and ultra right wing is baffling to most people. It goes against the grain of his clear thinking and great eloquence.
As of right now, I am considering writing-in ‘None of the Above’ when I vote in November, but I may grant him my vote, with great reservations, despite of his statement regarding the Cuba embargo. The alternatives are plainly awful.