‘Fidel doesn’t matter’

That’s the headline of a brief item by Brazil correspondent Jonathan Wheatley of the Financial Times. Here’s the money quote:

It has been clear since last summer when the president’s younger brother, Raúl, smoothly took over the reins of power on a temporary basis that the institutions of Cuban communism were strong enough to survive Mr Castro’s departure from office.

Gawd, I hope he’s wrong. But in any event, Raul is old himself. Except that maybe when his turn comes up, he’ll say yes to the colostomy bag.