Friday, February 17, 2006

Florida's Cuban Americans Considering Democrats?

WaPo has an article up that examines the political link between Cuban Americans in Florida and their allegiance to the Republican party and how new Cuban immigration polices might be straining that allegiance:

At least one influential Cuban, Pepe Hernandez, president of the Cuban American National Foundation (CANF), said it might be time for the Cubans to do the unthinkable -- reconsider their unwavering loyalty to Republican candidates.

It is possible that the Cuban American community could switch loyalties and consider the Democrats, but that seems like a long shot and not a very compatible alliance. To me such a scenario would be like organized labor switching party affiliation and becoming Republican.

If there is a danger of my native state turning from Red to Blue, I’d say the cause is more likely to be the migration of voters from the northeastern states to Florida who in general lean to the left politically…………………