The "Why" Of Carter's Second Term - President Carter, President Obama
Former President Jimmy Carter delivered a 4-minute video address to the Democratic convention, saying Obama offered a "clear choice" for voters. As Carter's image beamed into the arena, Republican Mitt Romney's campaign issued a news release declaring, "Welcome Back, Carter!"
Republicans have tried to tie Obama to Carter (video above), comparing the current unemployment rate of 8.3 percent to the economic "malaise" of the late 1970s. A Romney spokesman said by choosing Carter to appear on the opening night of the convention, Obama "chose a fitting surrogate." The video here, produced by the RNC, using Carter's own words and Obama's own record of economic accomplishment, is fairly compelling.
In the video address broadcast in Charlotte at the DNC, Carter credited Obama with helping middle-class families, saying he "always put the interests of middle-class Americans above those who often, with the larger wallets, have an ever louder voice."
With the "Debt Clock" streaming past $16 Billion dollars (that equals approximately $136,000.00 owed by each and every American) during the Democratic National Convention, with over 1/3 of this amount added by this Doodler-In-Chief in only four years, some decisions just seem simpler to make than others when the light of truth shines upon them.
According to a Newsweek/Daily Beast poll of likely voters, Barack Obama now rates behind Jimmy Carter in the pantheon of great presidents. The poll asked likely voters to list the two best and the two worst presidents in the history of the United States. Jimmy Carter comes in at number 40. Barack Obama comes in at number 42.
Let 'im go and end this era of Carter's Second Term.