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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-17-12 07:33 AM
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5. I don't know enough about Carter's administration, but what I do know makes me think that
Edited on Mon Dec-17-12 08:01 AM by No Elephants
he was underrated.

For one thing, while it took a long time, he did get every one of those hostages back alive without starting a war.

Everyone seems to focus on how long it took, but wars take years as well, along with lots of blood and treasure. I focus on the absence of a war.

And then there was his attempt to wean us off fossil fuels, especially foreign oil.

Too bad the Department of Energy that he created to fulbill that purpose went the way of most government agencies, namely to aid the job creating companies who love our dependence on fossil fuels.

And I admire his post-presidency, including the Jimmy Carter Center at Emory University.

Some Democrats say that he was too conservative.

I'd take him in a heartbeat over any Democrat I know of in office today, though.

At least, he was not anti-poor.

Speaking of which, I wonder what the U.S. would be like today if Robert Kennedy had not been assassinated.
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