Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he supports opening up relations with Cuba, a position that that puts him at odds with much of the would-be Republican presidential field. “The 50-year embargo just hasn’t worked,” Paul told Tom Roten of WVHU in Huntington, West Virginia. "If the goal was regime change, it sure doesn’t seem to be working, and probably it punishes the people more than the regime because the regime can blame the embargo for hardship." He added: “In the end, I think, probably, opening up Cuba is probably a good idea." http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...paul-supports-opening-up-relations-with-cuba/ ---------- He seems to be the only Republican to be in favor of normalizing relations with Cuba. I agree with him.