Watch how vastly different things would have been-
I uploaded this video in January of 2012
-This president does not understand that by helping Castro, he is not helping the people of Cuba, he is hurting them
-He is not putting forward a policy of freedom, he is accommodating and encouraging a policy of oppression
-We will return to Helms-Burton (tightened bans on US trade with Cuba and Americans visiting the country)
-We will not give Castro any gifts
-If I become the next president, it is my expectation that Fidel Castro will finally be taken off this planet
-It is time to strike for freedom in Cuba, I will do so
"Mitt Romney will adopt a clear policy toward the Cuban regime: no accommodation, no appeasement. The United States should not relent until the day when the Castros’ regime meets its end and their history is written among the world's most reviled despots, tyrants, and frauds. The North Star that guides Mitt Romney’s policy toward the island is the realizable dream of a free Cuba.
Unfortunately, President Obama has adopted a strategy of appeasement toward the Castro regime. He unilaterally relaxed sanctions without making any demands of the regime. Predictably, the Castros responded to these naïve concessions by tightening their grip on the island and by taking an American, Alan Gross, as a political prisoner. Now, increased travel and remittances to Cuba prop up a regime desperate for foreign currency.
Mitt Romney will break sharply with President Obama’s appeasement strategy. Mitt Romney believes unilateral concessions to a dictatorial regime are counterproductive, helping to secure a succession of power and greater repression instead of a transition to freedom. Mitt Romney will send a strong message to both the regime and the Cuban people that the United States stands with the courageous pro-democracy movement on the island"