Castro essay criticizes 2008 candidates
Man, I always wondered how a guy like Fidel who famously gave speeches for 8-12 hours could remain so quiet in the last year. One would think that 'El President por Vida' would be dying (maybe that's the wrong choice of words) to be seen and say something. But, he has apparently substituted the need to ramble for hours, with signing his name uncontrollably. And our good fortune is that he has taken the time from worrying about living to give us a good ol fashion Communist opinion about our Presidential candidates. I myself was fond of Jimmy Carter, but since Castro loves him so much, i guess i can stop liking him now!
A new essay by ailing leader Fidel Castro accused U.S. presidential candidates of "submission" to his exiled foes in Florida and offered a favorable assessment of only one of the 10 presidents he has known: Jimmy Carter.
Candidates for the U.S. presidential election in 2008 "are totally absorbed by the Florida adventure," said the column published Tuesday by the Communist Party newspaper Granma and other official media.
It was signed by Castro, who has not been seen in videos since June 5.
Castro said that both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama "feel the sacred duty to demand 'a democratic government in Cuba'" - something Cuban officials insist already exists.