Maybe not the brightest bulb in the boxbut compared to what we have now, Id take Carter back any dayLOL! Maybe even Richard Nixon-
The problem is that in our Care Bear society, we are conditioned to belive that "being nice" is a virtue. It is not. A Christian knows (or ought to know) that kindness is a Fruit of the Spirit, not nicety. And upon reflection it is very possible to be nice to the point of being unkind.
A mother who does not sternly rebuke her two-year-old son when he runs into the street is "being nice," because her tender heart cannot bear the thought of spanking him. But she is also being selfish and unkind, for if the child does not learn that running into the street hurts - in a way that can cause no real corporeal damage - what happens when later he runs thoughtlessly into the street... and a car is there, but Mother isn't?
Jimmy Carter's façade of nicety and Christianity have been shown to be hollow through his public professions. Disliking the Southern Baptist Convention's stalwart defense of what we have always called Christian morality, he left along with Bill Clinton and Al Gore - two other non-clerics - to found a "Baptist" "church" in accord with their own tastes and prejudices, which curiously seem to align quite well with those of American teenagers... and Barak Obama.
Soon a moment will come when Carter can no longer do harm to American culture and civilization. Let us hope and pray that that moment will come sooner in the form of repentance - a public repentance would also reassure the rest of us as well as repairing for the grave scandals he has caused through his championing of immorality and falsehood as morality and truth - rather than later and only upon his death.