A sane view of Cuba…

A sane view of Cuba from a Presidential candidate

“We ought to find a way to normalize relations with Cuba (and) end the embargo,” Kucinich said.

The line of questioning about Cuba prompted the one time during the interview where Kucinich notably paused before answering a question.

Kucinich said flatly that he was not an advocate for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. But when asked if he considered Cuba a police state or repressive regime, Kucinich waited for about 20 seconds before responding as follows: “He’s had some practices in dealing with political dissidents that I don’t approve of. I don’t believe Castro is beyond criticism . . . (but) I do think it would be helpful for the U.S. to have some process of constructive engagement.”