December 7, 2010

EVERYONE ROOTED FOR THE RABBIT:

Poll: Jimmy Carter takes big hit (JAMES HOHMANN, 12/6/10, Politico)

History has not been particularly kind to the former Democratic president, now linked in the American consciousness with malaise, stagflation and the relative decline of American power. He was defeated for reelection by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Though Gallup’s question was specific to his performance as president, the decline appears to reflect a broader transformation of Carter’s public image from good-natured elder statesman, linked closely with the feel-good Habitat for Humanity home-building projects and international elections monitoring, to a staunch critic of George W. Bush and Israel.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 7, 2010 5:04 PM
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