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Jimmy Carter's Legacy Shadows Grandson's Run
« on: November 29, 2013, 12:32:53 PM »
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Jimmy Carter's Legacy Shadows Grandson's Run
Friday, November 29, 2013 11:49 AM

 

Jason Carter's campaign to be the next Georgia governor is being shadowed by the legacy of his grandfather,  former President Jimmy Carter, Politico reports.

Case in point: Five days after the younger Carter jumped into the Georgia governor's race, his grandfather delivered a speech urging a ban on the death penalty. Within hours, the candidate  told a reporter, "I believe in the death penalty for heinous crimes, and that won't change when Iā€™m governor."
 
The episode the upsides and downsides of the Carter legacy for the young Democratic state senator, who is waging a long-shot bid to unseat Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
 
DespiteHispanic- and African-American populations in Georgia, the state remains solid GOP terrain and for many conservatives Jimmy Carter embodies failed liberalism and weak leadership.
 
 
Carter, a 38-year-old Duke- and University of Georgia-educated lawyer is a respected voice in the state Senate, Politico notes, and calls himself as a centrist Democrat who will work to reform education and state ethics laws.
 
Carter announced his candidacy earlier this month, as Democrats are already energized about their 2014 prospects with Michelle Nunn ā€” daughter of Georgia legend Sam Nunn, a former senator ā€” seeking a Senate seat.

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Re: Jimmy Carter's Legacy Shadows Grandson's Run
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 12:47:07 PM »
The only Carter I would trust is the children's clothing company.

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Re: Jimmy Carter's Legacy Shadows Grandson's Run
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 10:10:53 AM »
The only Carter I would trust is the children's clothing company.
Or "little liver pills."   :laugh:
The skeptic is never for real. There he stands, cocktail in hand, left arm draped languorously on one end of the mantelpiece, telling you that he can't be sure of anything, not even of his own existence. I'll give you my secret method of demolishing universal skepticism in four words. Whisper to him: "Your fly is open." If he thinks knowledge is so all-fired impossible, why does he always look? ā€” James Sire (from, The Universe Next Door)

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Re: Jimmy Carter's Legacy Shadows Grandson's Run
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 10:19:48 AM »
Carter's legacy is more of a plight than anything else.  He is remembered for weakness, incompetence and arrogance.


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