Well, There You Have It

I can see the campaign ads now: Vote for Clinton/Obama in '08… Castro’s Choice

HAVANA (Reuters) - Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is tipping Democratic candidates and 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.

And he even thanked former President Bill Clinton for rescuing Elian Gonzales from the clutches of America and sending him back to the Cuban utopia Castro has built:

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