In an editorial in Cuba’s communist party newspaper, Granma, the ailing dictator called the pairing of the two White House hopefuls “invincible,” according to an English translation on the paper’s Web site.
I couldn’t make this up if I tried. An old, dying socialist grants his endorsement to the next generation of hipper, sneakier socialists. Of course, if Clinton and Obama are smart, they’ll distance themselves from this as fast as they can. Despite what you’d believe at the Daily Kos, gaining approval from brutal, murderous dictators doesn’t generally help you general appeal with the average US citizen.
If the Republicans want to play this smart, they (the actual candidates) should probably just say nothing. The fact that Castro (brutal murderous dictator) throws his endorsement behind a Clinton/Obamarama ticket does all they talking for them. Honestly, beyond a bit of “nudge-nudge-wink-wink” commentary from the blogs, there shouldn’t be too much discussion on this issue. Honestly, I would hate to see the conservative side of the aisle worked into a frothing frenzy about this.