Obama’s Cuba move helps Hillary Clinton

December 19, 2014 10:07 PM

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Obama’s Cuba move helps Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON: Potential 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton knows a political gift when she sees one. She was quick to embrace the step this week when President Barack Obama, a fellow Democrat no longer having to face an electorate, relaxed U.S. policy toward Cuba.

While assailed by Republicans opposed to restoring ties with the communist-led island, the move has the power to solidify support for Democrats among increasingly influential Latino voters and appeal to voters in farm states like Iowa eager to do business in Havana.

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