Excerpts from Kim Geiger article in Los Angeles Times
Asked by Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo what he thinks of the “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy that allows Cubans who reach U.S. soil to stay, Cain was stumped.
“The wet-foot, dry-foot policy?” Cain asked, as if he had never heard of it.
The former pizza chain executive who markets himself as “a businessman, not a politician,” told a crowd gathered at Versailles restaurant in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood that he wants “freedom for Cuba now!” but stopped short of denouncing Cuba’s communist government, according to a Reuters report.
Asked by a reporter what he thought of Obama’s policy to ease travel restrictions to Cuba, Cain dismissed the inquiry as a “gotcha question.”
But it was a question of Cain’s own that got him into trouble as he sipped Cuban-style coffee and sampled a croqueta while surrounded by cameras at the Versailles event… “How do you say delicious in Cuban?”
CLICK ON PHOTO TO WATCH VIDEO - Wait for the intro ad to finish then just after one minute, Mr. Cain asks the question.
—————————————- Havana Journal Comments—————————————-
While we Cuba watchers may find this funny, I think this is actually good for Herman Cain. He wants to be an outsider so all he knows is that he has to go to Versailles to rub elbows with the Cubans in Miami. However, unlike John McCain, he did not kiss their ass and tell them how he is going to be tough on Fidel (since that hasn’t worked in 50 years anyway).
However, Mr. Cain should at least learn “Cuban”