No fan of glasnost , tough-talking Republican Pat Robertson has big plans to stop what he thinks is Washington's coddling of worldwide communism. Last year, for example, he raised some eyebrows by suggesting that a long-range goal of his hoped-for presidency would be the elimination of communism from every country in the world, including the Soviet Union.
The longtime television evangelist hinted at a step toward that process this week when he told a group of ethnic Cuban leaders in Tampa, Fla., that, as President, he might consider arming anti-Castro guerrillas--something American leaders have been loathe to try since the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961.
He stressed that his actions might be constrained by U. S. laws. But, at the same time, Robertson said he would push to ship arms and supplies to anti-communist rebel forces "anywhere in the world, including Cuba."
"I do not think we should have a communist dictatorship 90 miles from our shores," he said. " . . . It's time we stop temporizing with communism."