Did Ryan Hurt Romney Among Cuban-Americans?

Friday, November 9, 2012
We'll see as the final results are properly analyzed.

But Obama campaign officials feel Ryan's pick -- at least -- gave them an opening to make their case.

From The Financial Times:

In Florida, there were several local factors in play with the Hispanic vote, which has a larger Cuban and Puerto Rican component than other states.

Paul Ryan, Mr Romney’s vice-presidential running mate, had voted a number of times to end the longstanding US embargo on communist Cuba, which had been in place for decades since Fidel Castro came to power.

“That did their ticket a lot of harm with Cubans and allowed us to at least get a hearing with them about many other economic issues,” said an Obama campaign official in Florida.