Mitt Romney sought to reassure Cuban-American voters in Florida on Monday that his new running mate Paul Ryan now supports the U.S. embargo of Cuba after opposing it earlier in his congressional career, according to the Univision network.
Ryan's votes and his words still leave questions.
The issue is loaded in the battleground state of Florida, where many
anti-Castro Republican voters oppose efforts to ease the embargo.
A decade ago, Ryan was clear in his opposition to the embargo.
"If we think engagement works well with China, well, it ought to work
well with Cuba," Ryan said in a 2002 interview with the Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel. "The embargo doesn't work. It is a failed policy. It
was probably justified when the Soviet Union existed and posed a threat
through Cuba. I think it's become more of a crutch for Castro to use to
repress his people. All the problems he has, he blames the American
Source: Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee, Wisconsin