— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) February 24, 2020
Courtesy of CNN:
Sen. Bernie Sanders offered a partial defense of Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution, asserting that “It’s unfair to simply say everything is bad” with the way the late despot ruled the country.
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know?” Sanders said on CBS’ “60 Minutes” in an interview that aired Sunday. “When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”
Okay look if it is the will of the Democratic primary voters that Bernie Sanders be the nominee, then I will support and defend him to the best of my ability.
However if he is going to help write the political ads against him like this he is going to make that almost impossible.
I get what he was trying to say, but if he thinks that voters are going to look for the nuance in a sound bite he must have been in a coma for the last twenty or thirty years.
That socialist tag is going to be hard enough to sell to the voters, but if the Republicans are able to successfuly tie that to communism, then we are truly fucked.