McCain Wishes Castro a Speedy Retirement From Land of the Living
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
Sen. John McCain, campaigning in Indianapolis, said Cuba won’t be better off under Fidel Castro’s fraternal successor, Raul Castro, whom he called “worse in many respects than Fidel was,” and the Republican front-runner voiced the hope that Fidel will meet his commie maker, Karl Marx, “very soon.”
And while some have suggested that Raul Castro might take a more reformist approach, Mr. McCain made it pretty clear this morning in Indianapolis that he disagreed, according to a Reuters report. But first Mr. McCain expressed what appeared to a be a wish for Mr. Castro’s death:
“I hope he has the opportunity to meet Karl Marx very soon,” McCain told a town hall-style meeting of about 150 people, referring to the communist who died on March 14, 1883.
AP photo / J. Pat Carter
Vaya con Karl Marx: McCain takes questions about Castro during a meet-and-greet in Miami’s Little Havana on Thursday.