Fidel Castro: Hillary-Obama ticket “unbeatable”

Fidel Castro has outlasted nine – going on ten – US Presidents, so perhaps he can pick a winner. The oldest surviving Cold War Communist dictator thinks it’s a Clinton-Obama ticket, reports Anthony Boadle for Reuters:

Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is tipping Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to team up and win the U.S. presidential election.

Clinton leads Obama in the race to be the Democratic nominee for the November 2008 election, and Castro said they would make a winning combination.

“The word today is that an apparently unbeatable ticket could be Hillary for president and Obama as her running mate,” he wrote in an editorial column on U.S. presidents published on Tuesday by Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper, Granma.

Read the entire article at the link above. Of course, it’s hard to say whether he really believes it, or is just trying to use his influence with his fans in the Democratic Party to help out two fellow-travelers.

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