On Cuba: UT Austin Student Submits Excellent Question for CNN Presidential Debates

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A UT Austin/LBJ School student of Economics Professor James K. Galbraith has submitted the following question to CNN for the CNN/Univision debates on Thursday between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
It’s perfect — and may push these candidates beyond their risk-averse and tepid reactions to the news that Fidel Castro’s last term as Cuba’s President will come to an end on February 24th:

“The United States has maintained an embargo against Cuba since 1961, separating families, causing personal hardship, abrogating the constitutional right of U.S. citizens to travel freely — and all with
absolutely no political effect on Cuba.
Do you agree that, as a policy, the embargo has failed? And if so, what steps will you take to end it?”

The student has take the route of anonymity in this case — but note to Wolf Blitzer, this is the right question to pose.
CNN should make sure this one is on the docket.
— Steve Clemons

Comments

2 comments on “On Cuba: UT Austin Student Submits Excellent Question for CNN Presidential Debates

  1. Mr.Murder says:

    Yeah, Democrats should have to put their neck out on that, not Republicans.
    Save that question for when the two party nominees meet.

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  2. ... says:

    ‘if’ the question gets answered, it would be very refreshing to hear some straight talk from either of these candidates… i will engage in wishful thinking up until the question and answer period…

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