Charlie Crist on Foreign Policy
When asked about the influential Cuban bloc of voters, most of whom oppose restoring normalcy with Cuba, Crist denounced the trade embargo as an ineffective relic. "I don't think it worked," Crist said. "We need to move forward and get the embargo taken away."
Crist said lifting the embargo would be a boon for his state. "A lot of construction would be required, and South Florida could be the launching pad for all of that," he said.
Crist's statements are a complete reversal of his previous position. In 2010, Crist said he not only opposed removing the trade embargo, but he also was against loosening travel restrictions to Cuba.
Let me speak for myself here: I wanted to protect the environment. She wanted to "drill, baby, drill."
I wanted to find a way to work with our international allies. She was more go-it-alone in the world.
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