Castro Casts Lot With Clinton-Obama

Ailing dictator reminisces on presidents past
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2007 3:27 PM CDT
In a common practice to buy and sell goods in tall apartment buildings, a woman lowers a basket on a rope to the street in Old Havana, Friday, July 27, 2007, next to a hanging photograph of Fidel Castro....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – One week after both Democratic hopefuls called for democracy in Cuba, Fidel Castro has called a Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama ticket “apparently unbeatable.” A Granma editorial attributed to the ailing revolutionary—who is rumored to be dead—says the US opposition he’s faced over the years is fodder for Florida’s Cuban exile community.

Having outlasted nine US presidents, Castro had a word for almost every one, Reuters reports. George W. Bush “needed fraud” in 2000, and Bill Clinton was “really kind” when the two met that same year. But Jimmy Carter, who oversaw a thaw in US-Cuba relations and didn’t attempt to overthrow the dictator, was Castro's favorite.