Miami, Florida (CNN) - Mitt Romney came out swinging against Cuban leader Fidel Castro in a speech before a Cuban group in Miami Wednesday, and criticized President Obama for easing relations between the United States and Cuba.
"If I'm fortunate to become the next president of the United States, it is my expectation that Fidel Castro will finally be taken off this planet," Romney told the US-Cuba Democracy PAC. "I doubt he'll take any time in the sky. He'll find a nether region to be more to his comfort."
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Romney prompted cheers in the audience when he faulted Obama for easing some restrictions on traveling and sending remittances to Cuba by Cuban-Americans.
"This president does not understand that by helping Castro, he is not helping the people of Cuba. He is hurting them. He is not putting forward a policy of freedom, he is accommodating and encouraging a policy of oppression," Romney said. "If I'm president of the United States, we will return to Helms-Burton and the law, and we will not give Castro any gifts."
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Not much of a real statement about Cuba. Certainly not the kind of rhetoric that is going to motivate the FL Cuban community.
what a crazy idiot...shame.
Just what we need. Another conflict outside our borders. Don't these jerks get it? We need to concentrate on the United States. If Castro isn't aiming missles at us, then what are we doing talking about him? That is the problem with the entire Republican Party. A bunch of war-mongers, whose buddies make millions over our playing big brother to the rest of the world.
Do all of us a favor Mitt – Concentrate on the issue of the economy and job creation. And quit making a fool out of yourself trying to play the tough foreign policy guy. It doesn't suit you!
Obama orders a real rescue and killing of pirates, Romney talks tough and throws around a loose threat that when asked about it he'll shift his position and say he meant Castro would leave the earth naturally instead of a violent act from the United States. The Prez talks the talk, Romney flaps his lips.
just the cubans have the internet.. walmart and fords... then there will be a over throw..
Don't wory, Mittens, you won't have this chance to became POTUS!
He is proving every day more and more what idiot he is!
"If I'm fortunate to become the next president of the United States, it is my expectation that Fidel Castro will finally be taken off this planet," Romney told the US-Cuba Democracy PAC. – Romney may be rich but not sophisticated and smart enough to be the president of our country. Not getting my vote.
He sure thinks he's God already – condemning another human to hel* - maybe Fidel asked for forgiveness (like the republicans do all the time).
Why are all these republicans threatening every country in the world? Trying for world peace? I don't think so.
Agitators and haters and liars = republicans.
"If I'm fortunate to become the next president of the United States, it is my expectation that Fidel Castro will finally be taken off this planet,"
Romney never think before he talk , Past 10 presidential election we heard same talk
Poor little, rich, Willard. See ehat happens when you let rich people pay 14% tax on millions of dollars? They waste it; thinking they "deserve" to be president just because they're rich. Why else would Willard make such a fool of himself and enter the race for the GOP nomination??
"...it is my expectation that Fidel Castro will finally be taken off this planet."
Am I missing something, or did a candidate for president just publicly say that he's already making plans to assassinate the leader of a sovereign nation?
How irresponsible for Mr. Romney to make such a statement. What, is he declaring war on Cuba now? He is utterly dangerous for our country!
►Romney's tough talk on Castro
OMG – now here we go
Trying to appease to Cubans because they are in line in the next state…
where the candidates want to WIN votes and all of the debates
"If I'm fortunate to become the next president of the United States…”
“…it is my expectation that Fidel Castro will finally be taken off this planet,” [no mistake]
"I doubt he'll take any time in the sky…” [because I will “hit the red button” that spells abort!]
[And in the end, I will guarantee] “…He'll find a nether region to be more to his comfort."
Does MITTens even make sense? Is Cuba bothering us? He’ll start a war in Iran; abort Fidel Castro; help Israel start a nuclear war and on top of that, continue to pay a 15% tax rate!!
Oh good grief. I really hope none of these other countries pay attention to these blithering wanna-be candidates. Otherwise, any good-will that has been established between us and foreign counties will be obliterated.
First tough talk on Turkey, now this garbage.
Sure talks tough for a wimp. I cant wait till the debates with obama. Its going to be great fun watching barack boitch slap this richboy till he crys like a schoolgirl! Wheres his birth certificate?
Is he kidding, does he want to topple fidel castro like Obama toppled ghadafi? He knows how to talk too much like it's so
simple. If he takes americans to cuba the cubans will whoop their butts worse than the pigs of bay invasion.
It is Romney's expectation to be able to get his grubby "mits" (I made a pun) into their money too at some point. That's been tried down there already. Maybe he wants to stash a few bucks down there, or maybe just buy some political capital. Sure is tuff-talk. That's a sleeping dog he could have let lie. I
More pandering by a Panderer in Chief wanna-be. Both Castros are old and non-players. Why not open up Cuba and Cuban to Americans and visa versa?
Hey Mitt, why don't you show people that you can think beyond the next election. (And hey, isn;t Cuba near the Caymemn Islands? How convenient!)
Romney talks tough, big boy talk. By the way, how much money does he have stashed away in Swiss banks and the Cayman Islands? He isn't talking much about THAT,is he?
wow! i was sort of warming to Romney, but this is way off base! just another war mongering monster seeking office! And I highly doubt these actions and feelings are in step with the Mormon faith! who are you, Mitt!?!?
If I am elected President, I will remove Mitt Romney from the planet. Vote for me.
Pandy McPander tells Cubans in Florida that he wants Castro dead. Well, more or less. Panderlicious!