The current Cuban leadership seems to be.
Fidel has been “nominated” to run for the Cuban parliament by Santiago de Cuba:
The Cuban government media announced Sunday that Castro was nominated by unanimous vote shortly before noon in Santiago de Cuba, the eastern city he has represented in the legislature for more than 30 years. Municipal council members cried “Viva Fidel!” as they approved his candidacy, news reports said.
He has already made it clear, by handing power over to his little half brother, raul, that he cannot fulfill his duties as dictator for life. He cannot even make a public appearance.
And yet, the regime continues in an altered sate of suspended animation because they’re too afraid of the incapacitated but still meddling Adidas tracksuit clad tyrant to govern and make good on promised changes.
The Cuban people, on the other hand, continue to lose their fear little by little with more and more signs of rebellion and discontent visible every day. And the clock is ticking.
Could it be that this protracted “transition” may actually help the forces for freedom and democracy in Cuba?
Is the lingering dictator lingering so long that he’s ruining the “transition” that seemed to have gone off without a hitch?
That would not be a surprise since he has ruined everything else in Cuba. Every one of his big ideas and grandiose schemes has been a failure. He may even turn out to be a failure at dying.