Long live ex-President Carter

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Jimmy Carter is the first US president whose election I remember.  I was eight at the time.

I rooted against him in the 1976 election. (I was an evil Republican, even then.)  I bet my lunch money that Ford would win. Carter won, and I lost my $0.35. (School lunches were cheaper in 1976.)

Oh well. Nevertheless, Jimmy Carter is likely the most genuinely good-hearted soul to sit in the Oval Office in living memory.

He was not a successful president. But he was, and is, a good man motivated by good intentions. A liberal in the old-fashioned, broad-minded sense of that word, as opposed to the radical, Jacobin leftists who now dominate the Democratic Party.