Ex-Mayor Manny Diaz Cuts Ad for Obama, Says Romney is "Exploiting the Suffering" of Cubans

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In an election that should be centering around the economy and health care, in Miami-Dade the biggest topic, at least as presented in both campaigns' latest ads, predictably appears to be Cuba. After Mitt Romney took to the airwaves with a Spanish-language ad connecting Barack Obama to the Castros and Hugo Chavez, the Obama camp has pulled a counter push by enlisting former Mayor of Miami Manny Diaz to star in its latest bilingual ad.



Here's the translation from Naked Politics:
DIAZ: Have you seen the latest Mitt Romney ad exploiting the suffering of our people? We're tired of the same old, same old. President Obama doesn't want to mislead us with demagoguery. He's looking for the same thing we want:

OBAMA (in English): We'll continue to seek ways to increase the independence of the Cuban people, who I believe are entitled to the same freedom and liberty as everyone else.

DIAZ: And he'll continue working seriously, with us, for a free and democratic Cuba. Of that, there is no doubt.

OBAMA: I'm Barack Obama and I approve this message.
Diaz has been relatively quiet this election season but is no stranger to becoming a local surrogate for Democratic candidates. Back in 2008, he originally supported Hillary Clinton before throwing his support behind Obama in the general election. He even snagged a speaking spot at that year's DNC.

Riptide's favorite part of this ad is clearly when it jumps from color to full on black-and-white and Diaz gives you a sinister "SMH of death."

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DisgracedEx-Mayor
DisgracedEx-Mayor

Disgraced ex-mayor Manny Diaz is responsible for diverting over $3 BILLION from the taxpayers and giving it to the Marlins.  (The Marlins finished in last place as they kept 100% of all revenues on the taxpayer owned site.)  Manny Diaz is also responsible for the crimes that lead to the SEC investigating Miami and MIami taxpayers being forced to spend over $3 MILLION in legal fees to avoid fines and penalties. 

Joanna Peterson
Joanna Peterson

As if the GOP hasn't been doing that for decades. Go just a little further north and suddenly the radio will start telling you that voting Democrat will send you to Hell. Same crap, different boogeyman.

Pablo Ramírez
Pablo Ramírez

isn't he a crook? what type of question is that!? he's a Cuban politician. 8)

EL Zegrí
EL Zegrí

It depends who they are trying to court. This will work with any sane, rational, non-idealogical Cuban or Cuban-American just as it will with any group. However, the fringe, geriatric crowd that includes many borderline sociopaths is another story.

kjmedina68
kjmedina68

@MiamiNewTimes good to see, it is a disgrace how Romney is trying to warm up to Cubans with lies and deceit. He can careless about them

raiders22
raiders22

 @DisgracedEx-Mayor But let me ask you this were any laws brooken or any charges made. Oh i guess not so either show your name and be a man or hide and be the mouse that you are and my name would be Ralph F Smith from Ohio and i am very proud of the leadership Manny Diaz has showen and i know for a fact if you do not like or respect the leadership this man has given to the city of miami and to the state of florida OHIO would take it and him

in a minute.

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