Friday, November 9, 2012

Did Ryan hurt Romney in Florida?

Not on Medicare (as some feared), but maybe on Cuba, John Fund writes:

But there are signs that the Romney-Ryan ticket even lost support among older Cubans.

Democratic operatives told the Miami Herald that they exploited the fact that Paul Ryan had been a long-time supporter of lifting the 50-year-old embargo on direct trade with Havana.

“They did their ticket a lot of harm with Cubans, and allowed us to at least get a hearing with them on other economic issues,” an Obama-campaign official said.

[Hat tip: Ramesh Ponnuru]