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#1 Good. I'm glad. The first and last Democrat I ever voted for.
The best lessons are the ones learned hard and early. And I learned 'em. Jimmy will remind a lotta people of that.
Posted by tu3031 2012-08-16 00:36||
#2 Carter "will provide unique insight" for economic recovery.
LOL! If I may: Brilliant move, O Democrats, to remind [anyone who works for a living] why they deserted your party for [anyone who isn't you] last time.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-08-16 01:51||
#3 A valid and useful expansion, dear RandomJD. Please always do so as needed. :-)
Posted by trailing wife 2012-08-16 07:27||
#4 He said that Carter "will provide unique insight" for economic recovery.
"Just listen to me, then do the exact opposite! Can't miss!"
Posted by Raj 2012-08-16 07:45||
#5 The Dems are having the same problem as the Islamists.
Every so often they show their true colors.
Posted by lord garth 2012-08-16 08:10||
#6 "Former President Carter harkened back to his successful turnaround of the economy three years into his successor's first term. The air of high expectations stink of fail permeated the convention air"
Posted by Frank G 2012-08-16 08:16||
#7 ... the worst president ever. Maybe the second worst. The votes aren't all in yet...
who has garnered much criticism in recent years for his harsh words about Israel,
Who many would say displays considerable anti-semitism.
"President Carter is one of the greatest humanitarian leaders of our time and a champion of democracy around the globe,"
I didn't vote for; most people I know didn't vote. Democracy wasn't so important to this author or it took a holiday?
I can't remember Carter lying like the current guy so maybe he is a bit ahead in this contest.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-16 08:57||
#8 Ditto tu3031.
Do you remember Zero Based Budgeting? Wonder if it would have worked if he actually tried it. Didn't love Carter but thought he'd be better than Ford.
Never voted for Dems cause they were always, at best, the lesser of two poor options. Voted 4 RR and GWB. Little disappointed in the latter but never for the former.
Posted by AlanC 2012-08-16 09:01||
#9 The 1976 election. Couldn't stand Ford or Carter. Then heard Roger MacBride in an infomercial for the Libertarian party and thought to my self, "I can't believe how much sense this guy is making." There was no going back.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-08-16 09:53||
#10 ...consistently wrong...
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-08-16 11:04||
#11 The former president of economic malaise rooting for the current president of economic malaise.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-08-16 11:16||
#12 Think R&R can revamp some old RR commercials from '80 to play around the DNC?
NS, I've always been sorta Libertarian so voted that way in '92 as a protest against Lips, Slick Willie and the Texas Troll. That was a helluva a herd to have to pick from.
Posted by AlanC 2012-08-16 11:31||
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-16 11:38||
#14 R & R = rebuild and restore
R & R = reality and reason
R & R = rescue and repair
R & R = reload and rack
R & R = rock and roll
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-16 14:11||
#15 Its as if the Democrats are completely tone deaf or they don't want Obama to win.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-08-16 14:31||
#16 But I guess Clinton would remind them how far left they've actually gone under Obama.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-08-16 14:32||
#17 The Delusionalcratic Party...
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-08-16 16:17||
#18 In 76 I was tempted to vote Libertarian. But I was registered in a state where it may have been close, so I didn't want to throw away my vote. Libertarians should consider that they can provide a margin of victory or defeat for a non-leftist majore party candidate in states where the race is close. In essence a vote for a Libertarian or or third party in a "close" state is effectively a vote against Romney/Ryan (and thus a vot for 4 more years of Obama). Same goes for not voting if you were otherwise inclined to vote against Obama.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-08-16 16:45||
#19 But I guess Clinton would remind them how far left they've actually gone under Obama.
Umm, you're sure you want to remind them?
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-08-16 16:54||
#20 They did not pick Carter because he was such a great choice. They picked him because no one else would stand up there with a straight face and endorse zero. Besides, its a win win for carter, he will be voted second worse prez and fade into history....
Posted by 49 Pan 2012-08-16 17:18||
#21 Let your opponent score when shooting at their own goal. Thats my motto.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-08-16 17:35||
#22 As I've lived in Maryland, Massachusetts and Caliphornia, I've never worried about influencing an election.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-08-16 17:40||
#23 Is Carter going to introduce Obuma and Biden or Obuma and Clinton at the convention? Does Obuma prefer Hillary's fake southern accent or Biden's?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-16 17:54||
#24 I hope we can drop all this Hildebeast for VP speculation. As much as I dislike Obama, an Obama/Clinton ticket would remind me way too much of the 1960 Kennedy/Johnson ticket with the young charismatic president and his treacherous old vice-president. I remember those days and I don't want to relive them. FWIW, I still think LBJ was the worst president ever. jimmuh might have been the biggest fool to ever occupy the White House but LBJ was far, far and away more destructive. When he took office this country went into a downward spiral that was interrupted by Ronald Reagan but was never completely stopped and has in the past few years accelerated. Biden as the court jester is highly entertaining so let them run with him. Carter will bore even the most radical Dims to tears so that is a good thing too. It's all shaping up nicely.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-08-16 18:36||
#25 I used to think Carter was the worst prez. Then I remembered that it was FDR who ushered in the era of big government. FDR was the worst, by far. Wilson started the tradition of fighting other people's wars, so he might be considered a close second. LBJ's Great Society doubled down on FDR's mistakes. Nixon created a Hispanic category that is now a rallying point for a community that wants its legally-mandated ethnic preferences and freebies enshrined for posterity, and added to Great Society. Carter was a bum, but he was a distant fifth at the time he took office. He stood on the shoulders of midgets.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-08-16 18:42||
#26 I think it is now too late for Clinton. I could be wrong, but I don't believe she'd go for it at this point. R&R are beginning to gain more and more momentum.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-16 19:20||
#27 Some of us here are of a similar age- 1976 was my first vote and for the life of me I can't recall who I wasted my vote on- It wasn't Ford who was being savaged on SNL. It wasn't Carter because as "board up their rear end" republican chicks at PSU were, the Carter chicks were just down right weird.
I never covered the winner until GWB and both of those years I was in Illinois so I don't think I have covered an electoral vote for a winner yet!
Posted by Capsu78 2012-08-16 19:27||
#28 Let's just hope the Secret Service can keep the killer rabbits away.
Posted by Iblis 2012-08-16 23:15||