Bill Carter -- the man who has been chronicling the late-night wars for about two decades -- is reporting over on The New York Times today that Jimmy Fallon's succession to The Tonight Show is now even more inevitable than...
Carter's grandson, James Earl Carter IV, torpedoed Romney with the 47 percent video.... I don't think Romney was ever going to win that race, but the 47 percent video made certain failure even more than certain. As for Jimmy Carter, he is crowding his 80s. These American presidents sure know how to live. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
(John Hinderaker) In many ways, it feels like we are reliving the 1970s, with the awful difference that Jimmy Carter has been re-elected. This story stimulates a sick sort of nostalgia; a hung over feeling, even though New Year’s Eve...Show More Summary
Jimmy Carter began his political career supporting racial segregation in the South. He even launched his re-election campaign at Tuscumbia, AL, the birthplace of the Ku Klux Klan, as Ann Coulter reminds us in her new book Mugged: Racial...Show More Summary
Even if Obama pulls out a November victory -- which still seems likely, despite the worst jobs number by an incumbent since FDR, and a Middle East that resembles the 1979 mess enabled by Jimmy Carter -- it still might be market-positive.
It was Jimmy Carter’s grandson who put a severe dent in the Romney campaign. Carter, a freelance researcher, had been trolling the Internet for damaging videos and quickly realized the fund-raiser clip was his chance to get even with Romney for assaults on his family… Jimmy Carter reveled in the discovery. Show More Summary
Obama in 2012 is often compared to Jimmy Carter in 1980. Yet we might forget that the crisis with Iran for much of 1980, even despite the failed April rescue effort, helped Carter, who chose to play statesman secluded in the Rose Garden to deflect the bad news from the awful “misery index” economy. Show More Summary
Republicans would love it if they could convince everybody that Jimmy Carter was the worst president of the 20th century and that Barack Obama is even worse than Carter. To prove it, they've taken Carter's critical words from more than three decades ago in an attempt to describe current economic conditions. Show More Summary
Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these the same people who are still blaming Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and even FDR for everything? President Obama often reminds voters of the dire economic conditions he inherited from the previous president's administration, but President George W. Show More Summary
It’s fitting, really, that the Detroit Lions, lovers of tumult for decades, should have stability at a position that doesn’t even really qualify as a football player. Since Jimmy Carter was president, the Lions have employed two full-time place kickers. Show More Summary
Good news for the Obama campaign! His job approval numbers are… Well, they're not the lowest on record. And you've got to take your victories where you can get them… Barack Obama averaged 46.8% job approval during his 14th quarter in office, marking a slight improvement from quarter 13. His quarterly average approval rating has [...]
A poll of likely US voters rank Barack Obama below Jimmy Carter and even Richard Nixon as one of the worst president's of all time.
Not even Jimmy Cartercan stomach the Obamaforeign policy. Lots of GOPers like the narrative that President Barack Obama will be the second coming of Jimmie Carter, a one-term president pretty much rejected and reviled by his own party the moment he is out of office.That's low. Show More Summary
Chris Cillizza made me laugh out loud last evening when I read his column, which opens with a question: “Is it possible for a president — any president — to succeed in the modern world of politics?” There is nothing new under the sun, including this question. On January 19, 2010, I wrote about the ungovernability of the American Republic. Show More Summary
Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has taken to offering voters history lessons about recent presidents as of late, first noting that "even Jimmy Carter" -- perhaps our most leporiphobic former president -- would have give the...Show More Summary
James Fallows: Mitt Romney informs us that the raid that took out Osama bin Laden one year ago was no big deal, because "even Jimmy Carter would have given that order." Grrrrr.... Jimmy Carter is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who spent 10 years in the uniformed service of his country. Show More Summary
The bin Laden political football … Romney says even Jimmy Carter would have made the call. Reminder: Carter did, and it doomed his presidency. … Romney disagreed with Obama in 2007 … Dems drive a message for another week … ‘Swiss Bank Accounts&rs …
The Seals could hurt Obama in the end. James Fallows growls at Romney’s “even Jimmy Carter” line. A new task for Obama field workers this cycle: accounting for voter ID laws. How to assess Romney’s small-donor problem. They’ve called in the genealogists in Massachusetts. Robert Draper on the freshmen. Washington’s apostasy payoff. And the Smithsonian [...]
How politicians should and should not use stories of national-security successes
On Monday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, as host Ed Schultz and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe - formerly of Newsweek - discussed Mitt Romney's crack on President Obama that even President Carter would have had the sense to order the...Show More Summary