But poor Mitt didn’t put it that way because he thought “off the planet” would make a meatier headline. He was trying to compete with Newt, who’d earlier pledged to Cuban Americans that, as president, he would use covert tactics to overthrow the Castro regime.
Invoking the political upheavals in the Mideast, Gingrich called for a “Cuban Spring.” That would have been a good line back in 1961. Now it’s just cynical pandering.
For someone claiming to be a “historian” — a spectacularly overcompensated historian, judging by his tax returns — Newt has tramped through South Florida displaying meager knowledge of U.S.-Cuban history.