Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tacit Jimmy Carter Endorsement = Major Boost For Obama?

Sometimes I wonder how we ever get ourselves wrapped in the self-loathing paroxysms about how forward-thinking the Europeans are. Seems the online Telegraph sees the man who recently resurrected his penchant for placating anyone who would drop a nuclear bomb on Jerusalem as the pinnacle of electoral moral wisdom:

Former President Jimmy Carter has given Barack Obama a major boost by calling for the bitter Democratic nomination battle to end on June 3rd and speaking glowingly of his ability to “transform the image” of America.

Mr Carter did not formally endorse Mr Obama but in an interview with The Daily Telegraph made crystal clear where his sympathies lie. He even sketched out the kind of inaugural address the first black United States president could deliver.

I'm not so sure Mr. Obama is relishing the attention from Carter, whose primary accomplishments include 444 days of prostrating himself in front of Iranian hostage takers, giving away the Panama Canal, double-digit inflation and around-the-corner gas lines. Not to mention his one notable swipe at terrorism: beating down a vicious, marauding rabbit with the oar of his rowboat.

Alas for Obama, this backhanded endorsement comes just as Carter buttressed the statements of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright on larry King just as Barack was cutting the final ties with them.

Interesting, to say the least.


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