As of 4:20 eastern standard time, the Cuban dictator was self-described as “clammy but vibrant” and “definitely not dead, though currently lacking a heartbeat.”

The lesson that may be learned here is, “never mistake a smoldering cigar as a sign of life.”

At any rate, once Fidel Castro’s Cohiba goes out for the last time, who will take over?

Mario Loyola at National Review takes a look at who is in line to be Fidel’s successor, and, ergo, Jimmy Carter’s next best friend.


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