Hitting the campaign trail
The BBC has news of Fidel Castro's plans for 2008.
Cuba's ailing President Fidel Castro will be "in perfect shape" to run for re-election to parliament next year, the head of the National Assembly said.Anyone want to bet Fidel doesn't win?(Unless he dies between now and then) I knew there weren't any suckers out there. LOL.
Ricardo Alarcon said Mr Castro was focusing on recovery from surgery and would be fit to do his job.
The process of choosing candidates is due to begin in the coming months.
Correspondents say the vote is the first step for re-election for the Cuban president who is chosen by MPs rather than by the people.
The Cuban leader has not been seen in public since undergoing intestinal surgery in July and has temporarily ceded power to his brother Raul.
By March 2008, Cuba should be ready to hold elections that are expected to include Fidel Castro, Mr Alarcon said.
Only candidates approved by the Cuban Communist party are permitted to stand.
Hat tip- Steven Taylor at Poliblog who notes that the campaigning schedule in Cuba shouldn't be too hard on Castro. Has anyone ever done a study on the effects of campaigning when it comes to cadavers?
Linked to- Right Wing Nation, Conservative Thoughts, Basil