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Jimmy Carter's son running for Senate (The Other Peanut)(US Senate race Nevada)
Reuters via The Washington Post ^ | February 7, 2006 | Adam Tanner

Posted on 02/07/2006 3:37:20 PM PST by new yorker 77


Tue Feb 7, 1:35 AM ET Democrat Jack Carter, 58, the son of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, smiles at an event in Carson City, Nevada February 6, 2006, where he formally announced a run for the U.S. Senate in his first bid for elected office. (Adam Tanner/Reuters)

CARSON CITY, Nevada (Reuters) - Democrat Jack Carter, 58, the son of former President Jimmy Carter formally announced a run for the U.S. Senate on Monday in his first bid for elected office.

With his parents sharing a stage in the Nevada capital, Carter invoked many of the same themes his father used to rise from relative obscurity to win the Democratic nomination in 1976 and go on to become president.

"All we need is a return to our core American values and new leadership," Carter said as his father smiled broadly and applauded with a receptive crowd of several hundred people. He criticized the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq as well as its domestic spying and drug prescription programs.

One of four children, Democrat Jack Carter was active in his father's 1976 campaign for president but has devoted his professional life to business. He lived in Bermuda as an investor before moving to Nevada three years ago.

Carter is seeking to unseat Nevada's junior Sen. John Ensign, a Republican who grew up in the state, but polls suggest newcomer Carter faces an uphill battle.

"He's far ahead now of what I was when I started running for president," the elder Carter told journalists.

Warmly received, the former president signed autographs for the crowd and told them to back his son. "I've known Jack ever since he was born and he doesn't need a lot of advice about politics: he helped me get elected president," he said.

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(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; jackcarter; johnensign
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1 posted on 02/07/2006 3:37:21 PM PST by new yorker 77
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To: new yorker 77

He looks every inch the idiot his old man is.


2 posted on 02/07/2006 3:38:15 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: new yorker 77
Im sorry Nevada all ready has it's quote of idiot Democrat Senators.
3 posted on 02/07/2006 3:39:20 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("Vote Democrat-We are the party of reactionary inertia".)
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To: new yorker 77

What's up with that face of his? Is he trying to "clean and jerk" that folder over his head?


4 posted on 02/07/2006 3:39:25 PM PST by frankjr
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To: dead

Now we know for sure that cloning is despicable!


5 posted on 02/07/2006 3:39:46 PM PST by rocksblues (John McCain says adopt a terrorist today!)
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To: dead
He looks every inch the idiot his old man is.I wonder if he is taking "contributions" from the "sporting" houses?
6 posted on 02/07/2006 3:40:09 PM PST by llevrok (NFL Refs for sale. Dial 1-800-Rooney)
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To: dead

He looks every inch the idiot his old man is.

"Looks?"

"sun's coming up I got cakes on the griddle..."


7 posted on 02/07/2006 3:40:17 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when")
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To: new yorker 77

Seems like a "NUT", just like his old man.


8 posted on 02/07/2006 3:40:33 PM PST by GeorgeW23225 ("Grow your own dope. Plant a liberal")
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To: dead
"He looks every inch the idiot his old man is."

Just what the political landscape needs...another nut job.

9 posted on 02/07/2006 3:40:56 PM PST by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (Keep the adults in charge of Congress.)
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To: dead
This was already posted yesterday. But he really is just as out of touch as his daddy. The guy moves to Las Vegas in 2003 and he already thinks he knows Nevada well enough to be our Senator. Not only is he a maroon, but his arrogance is stunning. He must be a really good liberal because he apparently knows what is best for us even though he just got here!!

Ensign is going to crush this bozo just like he crushed the ambulance chaser they put up 6 years ago. The secret is that none of the major industries are going to make any kind of effort to help Carter. He will be running a campaign essentially on his own. Even the AFL-CIO will not put all their eggs in that basket.

10 posted on 02/07/2006 3:41:14 PM PST by bpjam (Now accepting liberal apologies.....)
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To: dead

The hubby has actually spoken to him and said he is as stupid as he looks.


11 posted on 02/07/2006 3:42:10 PM PST by CaptainK
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12 posted on 02/07/2006 3:42:21 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

Funny--he looks a lot like Harry Reid!


13 posted on 02/07/2006 3:42:25 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: new yorker 77




Separated at Birth????

14 posted on 02/07/2006 3:42:44 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: new yorker 77

"He lived in Bermuda as an investor to avoid U.S. taxes."
There, fixed it.


15 posted on 02/07/2006 3:43:19 PM PST by BienHoa69-70 RVN
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To: MikeinIraq

Horrifying.


16 posted on 02/07/2006 3:43:20 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

heeheheh :)


17 posted on 02/07/2006 3:43:52 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: mainepatsfan; scott says; Perdogg

hey guys, check out post 14

heh heh heh heh heh /evil laugh


18 posted on 02/07/2006 3:44:24 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: new yorker 77

Some times you feel like a nut.....


19 posted on 02/07/2006 3:44:26 PM PST by llevrok (NFL Refs for sale. Dial 1-800-Rooney)
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To: MikeinIraq

He looks like a major-league doofus!!


20 posted on 02/07/2006 3:45:02 PM PST by sissyjane (Don't be stuck on stupid!)
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21 posted on 02/07/2006 3:46:52 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

How our mistakes (1976) come back to haunt us!


22 posted on 02/07/2006 3:46:58 PM PST by popdonnelly
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23 posted on 02/07/2006 3:48:03 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

That's so cute! He brought daddy along to campaign for him. What a manly man!


24 posted on 02/07/2006 3:49:14 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed less people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: new yorker 77

"All we need is a return to our core American values and new leadership,"

Okay??? That's what it took to pull this country out of the doldrums due to your father's presidency. You planning to lead us back to the desparate state that existed when your father left office?


25 posted on 02/07/2006 3:49:33 PM PST by RouxStir (Peaceful muslim...The Ultimate Oxymoron!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Hey Carter, sell crazy somewhere else. We're all full here!


26 posted on 02/07/2006 3:52:03 PM PST by GOPRaleigh (Liberals - who needs 'em.)
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To: new yorker 77
Carter invoked many of the same themes his father used ...
Like runaway inflation, out of control mortgage rates and a deft handling of the Iran Hostage crisis?? Can't wait!
27 posted on 02/07/2006 3:55:16 PM PST by leftcoastlibertarian
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To: new yorker 77
Since 9/11 haven't the American people suffered enough?

BOXER/Hilary in '08!!!
28 posted on 02/07/2006 3:55:45 PM PST by Republicus2001
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To: bpjam

whatever happened to that ass-clown who ran for mayor a while back - Bob Stupak? he got slapped down pretty hard as I remember...


29 posted on 02/07/2006 3:57:48 PM PST by Republicus2001
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To: RouxStir
"All we need is a return to our core American values and new leadership,"

I believe that was Ronald Reagan's line.

30 posted on 02/07/2006 3:58:24 PM PST by kempster
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To: new yorker 77

is he giving the secret Spock hand salute?


31 posted on 02/07/2006 3:59:30 PM PST by Republicus2001
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To: new yorker 77
Eeeeeek! He even looks like Jimmuh.
32 posted on 02/07/2006 4:00:25 PM PST by colorado tanker (We need more "chicken-bleep Democrats" in the Senate!)
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To: new yorker 77

Another Carter? Do we have any more canals to give away?


33 posted on 02/07/2006 4:00:35 PM PST by caisson71
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To: new yorker 77
I wouldn't trust him any further than I trusted his father. "All we need is a return to our core American values and new leadership"... Jimmy Carter's core values were so off the page, he nearly lost the country and in effect did with his whacky agendas...what are the "core" values he is talking about...more rhetoric; yadayada.... Nevada, don't make the same mistake again.
34 posted on 02/07/2006 4:02:37 PM PST by yoe
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To: new yorker 77

Great. I can drive up to Reno and walk precincts aghainst him.


35 posted on 02/07/2006 4:02:51 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: new yorker 77
Carter invoked many of the same themes his father used to rise from relative obscurity to win the Democratic nomination in 1976 and go on to become president.

Somehow, I don't think "I'm not Nixon" is going to be a big winner in 2006.

37 posted on 02/07/2006 4:04:05 PM PST by LexBaird ("I'm not questioning your patriotism, I'm answering your treason."--JennysCool)
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To: new yorker 77
Is it just me? Or does he need to brush his teeth?

38 posted on 02/07/2006 4:04:09 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: dead
He looks every inch the idiot his old man is.

Oh, please God, spare us another peanut farmer goes to Washington.

39 posted on 02/07/2006 4:04:25 PM PST by tioga (Speaking out from the god-foresaken frozen tundra of the land of the hildebeast.)
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To: new yorker 77

Did I know Jimmy even had a son? I must have forgotten--where's Amy?


40 posted on 02/07/2006 4:10:45 PM PST by RichRepublican (Some days you're the windshield--some days you're the bug.)
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To: Tulsa Ramjet
"sun's coming up I got cakes on the griddle..."

"Life aint nothing but a funny funny riddle, Jack Carter is a clown."


41 posted on 02/07/2006 4:18:14 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: bpjam
Ensign is going to crush this bozo just like he crushed the ambulance chaser they put up 6 years ago.

He might do OK. He's got the media's attention, and just like Jim Gibson (Republican Jim Gibbons opponent for you non-Nevadans), he's an inexperienced novelty candidate. But I think he'll fail, like other carpetbagger, novelty candidates we've had (who was that guy that ran for governor, the producer of "Trading Places"....?).

42 posted on 02/07/2006 4:18:18 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: popdonnelly

43 posted on 02/07/2006 4:20:17 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: new yorker 77

You could look it up: Jack Carter did "outreach" to the gay community and "disappeared" one night with his new friends. I remember reading the story.
He was arrested for marijuana possession, wasn't he?


44 posted on 02/07/2006 4:29:58 PM PST by jjmcgo
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To: bpjam

Hey, Jimmy Carter was born and raised in Georgia, and the majority of Georgians wish he wasn't.


45 posted on 02/07/2006 4:31:11 PM PST by mwfsu84
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To: new yorker 77

You could look it up: Jack Carter did "outreach" to the gay community and "disappeared" one night with his new friends. I remember reading the story.
He was arrested for marijuana possession, wasn't he? Yes, he was busted while in the Navy and discharged.


46 posted on 02/07/2006 4:31:40 PM PST by jjmcgo
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To: frankjr
What's up with that face of his?

We call it a certain kind of grin!

47 posted on 02/07/2006 4:32:07 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (expell the fat arrogant carcasses of Congress)
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

I want to contribute to his opponent. I want him stomped. Defeated. Crushed. Finished, Humiliated. And his Daddy too.


48 posted on 02/07/2006 4:37:29 PM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: new yorker 77

Of course, all those libs who were worked up over Bush's National Guard service will conveniently avoid mentioning that Carter was thrown out of the Navy in 1970 for using pot and LSD.

Wonder if he'll emulate Kerry with an
"I could have served in Viet Nam."

A chip off the old blockhead.


49 posted on 02/07/2006 4:38:26 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Lizarde
I only remember his daughter Amy a bookish liberal sort or a hippy...

...who used to hangout with Abbie Hoffman (RIP), before his demise.

50 posted on 02/07/2006 4:44:02 PM PST by LK44-40
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