And now Obama is garnering the support of one of Jimmy Carter's admirers: the Castro family. That's right, the ruthless dictator of Cuba and his family are endorsing Barack Obama for a second term.
“If I were a U.S. citizen I’d vote for Obama for president,” boasted Mariela Castro during her San Francisco conference last week. “I think he is sincere, I think he speaks from the heart.” To cheers and applause from the San Franciscan crowd Raul Castro’s daughter also proclaimed that “what we want is the power of emancipation through socialism.”
The daughter of Raul Castro—the man who has continued policies of arbitrary detentions and numerous other human rights abuses that began under his brother—is throwing her support behind President Obama.
Not exactly a glaring endorsement for a man whose reelection hopes may very well hinge on Latino voters in Florida—and Obama knows it. Of course, Obama can just add the Castros to his list of less-than-reputable friends.
But with Obama ever maintaining the role of campaigner-in-chief, will he finally stand up for America and reject the Castro endorsement, if only to save face with Latino voters?
If not, we wouldn't be surprised to see another similarity between Obama and Carter: both being one-term propositions.