Why Democrats Should Forget About Winning Florida

Source: Foreign Policy
by William M LeoGrande

“On an election night when Democrats did far better across the country than they had any reason to expect, Florida stood out as the exception. A red tide — not the one fouling Florida’s coasts, the one inundating its politics — swept away Democrats’ illusions that the Sunshine State might still be competitive. … There is a silver lining to this dark electoral cloud for Democrats: A deep-red Florida gives them the freedom to reconstruct their Cuba policy based on U.S. foreign-policy interests rather than prognostications about Cuban American voters in Miami-Dade. But the habit of letting domestic politics drive Cuba policy will be hard to break.” (11/21/22)