Does it really get any better then this?
(Politico) Former president Jimmy Carter is taping a video address to be shown in prime time at the Democratic National Convention, the convention committee announced Tuesday.
Carter said in a statement that he regrets he will not be able to attend in person.
I wonder if Carter will go off message and say “Ha! Told you I wasn’t that bad!” From the press release
“President Carter is one of the greatest humanitarian leaders of our time and a champion of democracy around the globe,” said 2012 Democratic National Convention Chair Antonio Villaraigosa. “A lifelong champion of human rights and investments in education and energy to spur economic development, President Carter will provide unique insight into President Obama’s ability to move our country forward and why we need his vision and leadership for a second term. President Obama is fighting for the next steps in our nation’s economic recovery, to reclaim America’s promise on behalf of hard-workers, the strivers, the dreamers, who ask only for a fair shot and a fair shake.”
Interesting that the beginning avoids all mention of Carter’s time as president. Even more interesting, what could a the original SCOAMF president offer as “unique insight”? Really, when one is depending on the wisdom of Jimmy Carter for economic advice, the septic tank has really exploded.
PS: to pre-empt Joe, Bush is doing what most presidents have historically done, namely, stay out of politics once their time in the Oval Office has ended.