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Coveted Carter endorsement held back tantalizingly

Posted by Ron Coleman on April 13, 2008

ABC News reports that former President Jimmy Carter will not be endorsing any Democratic candidate soon. “The only thing I know is that, I have not made an endorsement, and don’t intend to, until the time of the convention,” said America’s most contemptible living former President.

The charming thing is that this news story seems to have been written without any sense of irony whatsoever. Carter is not only a vacuous and egocentric moral pygmy. He also has no national political influence or credibility. To the contrary, he is an ongoing embarrassment to Democrats, and he and the Clintons — whom you would think would be natural allies — had avoided each other since forever. Carter’s endorsement, which seems likely to go to Obama, can hardly be sought by any legitimate Democratic candidate, except to the extent that any 11 year old boy seeks to be kissed by his mustachioed aunt.

So is Jimmy at least being a decently loyal Democrat and avoiding tarring either candidate with the brush of association with his wretched self until it hardly matters? Or is he merely trying to gin up some ongoing media interest by spinning a thread of such unbearable suspense? Given his self-regard, the latter seems more likely. And, in typical Carter fashion, even more pathetic.

UPDATE:  Oh, he is really unbelievable!

Cross-posted on Right Wing News.

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7 Responses to “Coveted Carter endorsement held back tantalizingly”

  1. Ara Rubyan said

    He also has no national political influence or credibility.

    So why bother writing about him?

  2. mary said

    Maybe because most of our foreign policy is based on Carter’s bad ideas. There’s his (and Brezinski’s) headless chicken policy towards the Islamists. Teaming up with the fascists to defeat communism – brilliant idea (not).

    Then there’s the Carter doctrine:

    Let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.

    Which Reagan amended to any change in the balance of power in the Middle East. It was used to justify the Iraq war (to protect our beloved Saudi allies) and it’ll probably be used to justify actions in Iran.

  3. pennywit said

    The more I think about it, the less I care for former presidents who openly meddle in domestic politics.

    –|PW|–

  4. Ara Rubyan said

    Mentioning Carter’s name is enough to juice the Republican base into a frenzy.

  5. mary said

    I’m not a democrat or a republican, but I am anti-fascist, so I’m not a big fan of Carter’s middle east policies.

    The extremists from both parties usually ‘juice’ the opposite base.

  6. Ara, why bother writing about him? Ask ABC News. I do indeed wish he would go away.

  7. Jack said

    This whole thing reminds me of an old Democratic political story.

    http://themissal.blogspot.com/2008/04/love-and-sunshine-in-middle-east.html

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