In power since 1959, he is one of the world’s longest ruling leaders.
He has outlasted nine US presidents.
He became the first secretary of the Communist party in 1965 in his country.
He built a Communist society 90 miles south of the United States.
He allowed Moscow to place Soviet missiles in Cuba.
There is a theory that he was behind the Kennedy assassination.
His favorite US president since 1959 was Jimmy Carter.
He is described by his opponents as a dictator.
His allies consider him a liberator.
He has had an openly antagonistic relationship with the US since 1961.
Some of his countrymen are so compelled to escape his rule, they risk drowning in the ocean.
He praised Bill Clinton for sending “elite” police to rescue shipwrecked Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez from his Miami home to end an international custody battle.
He accused George W. Bush of “fraud” when he won the 2000 presidential election.
These are all good reasons why the voters of the United States should take notice and carefully consider Fidel Castro’s endorsement of a possible Clinton/Obama ticket for the upcoming presidential elections.
Published Tuesday, August 28, 2007, in Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper, Granma, Castro wrote, “The word today is that an apparently unbeatable ticket could be Hillary for president and Obama as her running mate.” (www.drudgereport.com)
His leadership choices show that he is a man of sound judgment.