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Jimmy Carter: Iím comfortable with a Romney win
Hotair ^ | 04/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 04/25/2012 9:58:43 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via Greg Hengler, I'm ... kind of torn on this one. On one hand, it plays into every fear among the conservative base of the GOP about Mitt Romney. On the other hand, the statement from the man formerly known as the worst American President in modern times makes it very, very difficult for Team Obama to succeed in using the advice given by the only other Democratic President in the last 40+ years to paint Romney as The Mostest Radicalist Scariest Right-Winger Since Barry Goldwater Nearly Nuked The Nation. I'd bet, under the circumstances, that Mitt Romney will be happier than Barack Obama with Jimmy Carter's assessment of the general election in 2012, or at least less unhappy:

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I had to laugh out loud at Carter’s assertion that politics has gotten more polarized since his term in office. Democrats in 1980 tried using the same strategy Bill Clinton gave to Obama, only they used it against Ronald Reagan. It didn’t work, since the nation wanted a significant change from Carter’s fecklessness and economic malaise more than they feared Reagan’s commitment to conservative principles. The polarization continued all through Reagan’s two terms in office, perhaps hitting a peak in the awful Robert Bork confirmation hearings and vote in 1987. The difference was that there were fewer counterweights to liberal media outlets that fueled it.

The question that Greg asks is still a good one: If Jimmy Carter is comfortable with a Romney presidency, it’s a safe bet that a lot more Democrats will be, too.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carter; jimmycarter; romney

1 posted on 04/25/2012 9:58:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And there you have it, Romney lovers.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 10:00:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SeekAndFind

That clinches it for me. I’m staying home.


3 posted on 04/25/2012 10:00:55 AM PDT by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

Good gawd, we’re f@#$%d.


4 posted on 04/25/2012 10:01:21 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: SeekAndFind

Carter never gives up being the most annoying little man on the planet.


5 posted on 04/25/2012 10:01:32 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: SeekAndFind

Jimmy Carter is an old tool who voted for Obama so that Carter would no longer be the worst president in US history.

Way to go, Jimmah!


6 posted on 04/25/2012 10:01:35 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, Jimmy’s reputation has been salvaged with one term of 0bama.
Jimmy’s no longer the worst president of my lifetime.


7 posted on 04/25/2012 10:02:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Speaks.

Volumes.


8 posted on 04/25/2012 10:02:20 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind; brownsfan

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!


9 posted on 04/25/2012 10:02:20 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: dfwgator; Jim Robinson
"And there you have it, Romney lovers."

EGGSACTLY Batman!

Hey Jim how do you think the Mittites are gonna explain this one?

hahahaha This is gonna be HIlarious!

10 posted on 04/25/2012 10:03:02 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: SeekAndFind

This old RINO was also comfy with an obama win.

He is disgraceful and ill mannered. Whatever happened to presidents that fade into history after their terms are over.

Carters legacy sucks so he is trying hard to build one. Sorry Carter, you were a failure, you are a failure, and history will prove I’m right.


11 posted on 04/25/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

No one cares what Jimmy Carter says, thinks, feels or does. Period, not even the horrific skank he’s married to or the other one supposedly fathered.


12 posted on 04/25/2012 10:06:24 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: SeekAndFind

Heaven help us all if somebody still cares what J.C. thinks.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 10:07:39 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A part of me wonders if Carter isn’t saying this because he knows it will further alienate the conservative base who is opposed to Romney. Conservatives already see Romney as liberal, and when one of the most liberal Presidents comes out and says he will be ok with him, that’s sure to keep them away. Carter figures a conservative staying home is beneficial to Obama.


14 posted on 04/25/2012 10:07:55 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Woo hoo! Another moderate candidate! Thanks GOP and voters!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Add him to the list. Carter, Soros, Doug Schoen.....

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15 posted on 04/25/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

DO WE NEED ANY MORE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT?????!!!!??!??!?!??!


16 posted on 04/25/2012 10:08:02 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: SeekAndFind

Open a wound, by the 2nd worst pres in American history.

I didn’t feel dirty enough already.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 10:08:06 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!”

What? Are you 12 years old?

Who cares what an old commie like Jimmy Carter says?


18 posted on 04/25/2012 10:08:44 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well thats comforting. /s


19 posted on 04/25/2012 10:08:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

Carter probably hopes Obama is also a one-termer.

Otherwise, Carter still remains as the worst president in history.

It would be difficult to be the ‘worst’ if one wins a 2nd term.

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Of course, Carter would ‘be comfortable’ with Romney.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 10:14:45 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: MrB

True.

Carter did in fact start the wave of deregulation that Reagan carried through. Airlines, trucking, etc.
He was a a lousy leader but not really an ideologue.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 10:17:23 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: SeekAndFind
Carter's endorsement is the worst criticism of Romney I've heard yet,

But ponder this:

Whoever is elected President this November will likely appoint 4 justices to the Supreme Court.

Ponder that and get out there are work for Romney as though your children's lives depended on it. They do.

22 posted on 04/25/2012 10:20:04 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Nothing is more enlightening than truth. Nothing is darker than mendacity.)
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To: SeekAndFind

LMAO.....

A full blooded lib loon and a traitor to boot, comes out for Romney OVER OBAMA!! LMAO

I flat don’t know how Romney supporters-converted conservatives- will be able to sleep at night.

I would have voted for the only real conservative in this crazy race, I would have voted for Newt Gingrich.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 10:23:40 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Savage Beast
After looking at Romney's court appointments, what makes you think he'll do any better than Obama?

/johnny

24 posted on 04/25/2012 10:26:55 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can Jimmah still find his shoes?


25 posted on 04/25/2012 10:29:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

There you go. There’s the icing on the cake.

Vote Romney, he’s the choice of Jimmy Carter.

Another-words, even the dolt Carter knows Romney is a Leftist plant.

Hey Card, hey Rove, hey RNC, you folks should be proud. Even Jimmy Carter is more politically savvy than you are.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 10:32:45 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Where am I?"...
27 posted on 04/25/2012 10:37:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: SeekAndFind

**** romney and everyone that supports his leftist self.

LLS


28 posted on 04/25/2012 10:38:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: Savage Beast

Ask Brian and Beverly Mauck how Willard’s judicial appointments worked out for them.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 11:11:10 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: SeekAndFind

Superlative example of “Damned with faint praise.”


30 posted on 04/25/2012 11:16:43 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: SeekAndFind

For a ‘Pubby, that has to be the most devastating endorsement I have ever read.


31 posted on 04/25/2012 11:21:02 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: RexBeach

Of course Carter wants Obama to lose. If Obama loses, then it cements him in as the worst president ever and Jimmy is only second. No telling, given another term, Obama might wise up and prove that he isn’t worse than Carter.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 11:33:14 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where is the quote? What kind of sh!tass writing is this? Almost unreadable.
Is Carter okay with Milt winning the Nomination or the presidential election? Can’t tell from the article.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 1:41:01 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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