June 24, 2008

Does Obama have an Elian problem?

Apparently there are some connections to the Elian Gonzalez affair at the Obama campaign that should alarm Cuban-Americans in Florida:

Having two top advisers who played key roles in the episode — Greg Craig, who represented Gonzalez's father in Cuba, and Eric Holder, then a Clinton administration deputy attorney general when federal agents stormed the Miami home of Gonzalez’s relatives to remove the then-6-year-old and return him to Cuba — Obama now finds himself on the wrong side of an emotional issue in a battleground state.
But I suppose the Obama campaign shouldn't worry about this.  After all, the whole Elian Gonzalez issue was just another distraction from Republicans trying to take the focus off the real issues:
[Obama spokesperson Freddy] Balsera believes that Cuban American voters will decide that the 2008 race “has nothing to do with Elian Gonzalez or Greg Craig.”

“The Elian [Gonzalez] scuttlebutt was a Republican stunt, quite frankly,” he said. “I’m not denying that it was effective before, but people are wise to that trick.”
Yes.  Trying to keep a young boy from being sent back to a hellhole like Cuba was all part of an diabolical 8-year plan for John McCain to win the White House in 2008.  Rove, you magnificent bastard. 

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