Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter: Iím comfortable with a Romney win
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:
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.
And there you have it, Romney lovers.
That clinches it for me. I’m staying home.
Good gawd, we’re f@#$%d.
Carter never gives up being the most annoying little man on the planet.
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!
Well, Jimmy’s reputation has been salvaged with one term of 0bama.
Jimmy’s no longer the worst president of my lifetime.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
Hey Jim how do you think the Mittites are gonna explain this one?
hahahaha This is gonna be HIlarious!
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.
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.
Heaven help us all if somebody still cares what J.C. thinks.
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.
DO WE NEED ANY MORE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT?????!!!!??!??!?!??!
Open a wound, by the 2nd worst pres in American history.
I didn’t feel dirty enough already.
“Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!”
What? Are you 12 years old?
Who cares what an old commie like Jimmy Carter says?
Well thats comforting. /s
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.
Of course, Carter would ‘be comfortable’ with Romney.