But with the candidates saying little about Cuba unless they happen to be in Miami, and national reporters doing little to press them on the issue, perhaps we already know the answer to one question: No, Cuba does not matter—not to the national media, anyway.

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Brian E. Crowley is editor of Crowley Political Report. A political journalist for more than two decades, Crowley is an analyst for WPTV NewsChannel 5 in West Palm Beach and is a principal of ImMEDIAcy Public Relations.