Sad News From The Carter Center

President Jimmy Carter announced that he is entering hospice care. He is 98.

In anybody’s book, that is extra innings. I will always have a spot in my heart for Jimmy, and I am wishing him well.

UPDATE 1: One of the newsletters I subscribe to accidentally sent out his obituary and later sent out the “Oops!” I’ve been ricocheting this afternoon.

This entry was posted in Heroes. Bookmark the permalink.

13 Responses to Sad News From The Carter Center

  1. annieasksyou says:

    A decent and principled man whose life of service has been remarkable.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Jimmy T says:

    He still might make triple digits. Who thought that peanuts were a health food. Wishing him well in his new endeavor. He was a submariner during WWII as was my dad. Submariners suffered the highest casualty rates during that war so he achieved a major accomplishment. Good on him for doing that…

    Liked by 3 people

  3. The only person to ever give Mother Theresa a run for her ~money~ goodness.
    Actually, some say M.T wasn’t all that she was made out to be (religious folks lie and/or embellish? -perish the thought! ha!) … while Jimmy, on the other hand, IS all that and more. He is the real deal, good to the bone.
    I love that man.

    Liked by 3 people

  4. artahzen says:

    We will never see his like again. He has held high standards, promoted charity to others by example, been a faithful husband and father and tried his best to help us as a nation. I wish him peace and healing and that when he sends his electricity back to the cosmic pool, it accepts his donation and reassigns it to a new, useful life again soon.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Richard says:

    He was a good president. But he was not a good liar. I am proud of Jimmy Carter. He didn’t spend his retirement building a shrine to his ego. No way. Instead he tried to eradicate the guinea worm and he was the Habitat for Humanity guy. I am proud of him. When he goes, he will be missed.
    He was a politician. He could probably talk the shirt off my back. He could probably tell more lies than peanuts. But he turned out ok.
    Our expectations are lower these days.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. gruaud says:

    I remember how the Washington Press Corps were determined to undermine and bury Jimmy Carter. Which was nearly as infuriating as how they mollycoddled Ronald Reagan.

    Carter was a better president, by far.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Richard says:

    Now , compare him with Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She will be all over his funeral. She will be there all decked out in her shabby pillowcases. She will claim that they are relatives because of history and goober peas.
    I almost imagine this could happen.


  8. Stony Pillow says:

    As he would say, time to go home. Godspeed.

    I was a Frank Church man myself, with Mo Udall running a close second. I would have even taken Moonbeam Brown (imagine first girlfriend Linda Ronstadt). Carter was the first and best DLC Democrat, before the DLC was a thing. But he did take the wind out of the sails of Scoop Jackson, and kept a check on George Wallace. The fact that Scoop wasn’t the Democratic nominee in 1976 may have been his greatest accomplishment.

    Since the cloture rule had been modified to 60 votes the year before he was elected, and they had 61 in the Senate, the Democratic party had the opportunity to transform the country. But Carter was a pretty conservative pro-business Democrat as well as a poor administrator. He started out very slowly (mostly because he didn’t have any experience governing outside Georgia), and also didn’t play well with Congress, particularly Kennedy. The opportunity was wasted.

    The Iran debacle, inflation, the brief but sharp recession of 1980, and independent candidate John Anderson turned what should have been an easy Carter win into a landslide for Reagan. And the rest is history.

    Yeah, he was a good man (when the political brass knuckes were kept in his pocket). He reinvented the art of being a former president.

    But it could have been Church. Or Udall. And this country could have been a much better place today.


Comments are closed.