From a Reuters item via Newsmax:

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

“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.

This reminds me of the 2004 election, when Yassir Arafat endorsed Kerry-Edwards, and Osama bin Laden assured Americans that states voting for Kerry over Bush wouldn’t be bombed.

How come it never occurs to dictators and terrorists to publicly support Republican candidates, so that their secretly preferred Democratic/Commie candidates could actually stand a chance of winning?

Meanwhile, nothing speaks more loudly about the following two individuals than Castro’s praises:

Castro said former President Bill Clinton was “really kind” when he bumped into him and the two men shook hands at a U.N. summit meeting in 2000. He also praised Clinton for sending elite police to “rescue” shipwrecked Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez from the home of his Miami relatives in 2000 to end an international custody battle.

He said his favorite U.S. president since 1959 was Jimmy Carter…