One of the worst presidents in American history Former President Jimmy Carter recently decided to give his assessment of the American political landscape, and it’s a doozy.
During a lecture in Britain’s House of Lords on Wednesday, Carter talked a little bit about his own victory in 1976, then shifted his focus on the Republican primary race.
After talking about his own victory in the 1976 Democratic presidential caucuses, he went on to say that Trump would be a better option than Cruz.
This is where it gets good.
“I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you,” Carter said. “The reason is, Trump has proven already he’s completely malleable…I don’t think he has any fixed (positions) he’d go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right-wing policies he’d pursue if he became president.”
And there you have it. Right there. Carter perfectly explained why Cruz is the right choice between the two. This is what we’ve been saying. Cruz has solid conservative values. He has a record of defending those values. There’s a reason people don’t like him in Washington. He sticks to his principles. He doesn’t constantly bend over. Trump, on the other hand, has painted himself as a deal maker. He already said he’d happily work and get along with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. He doesn’t seem to have any sort of solid moral compass. I think he has some general beliefs. For instance, I don’t think he’s lying when he says he wants to build a wall and repeal Obamacare. However, the hows and whys are pretty important. He admits Obamacare’s a disaster, but won’t tell anyone what he’ll replace it with. And we know he’s repeatedly praised the idea of a single-payer system in the past.
I don’t know if he purposely leaves key details out, or if that’s just how he rolls.
He says whatever he needs to say to appease his audience, and Democrats know that. They believe he’s a man they can strike deals with, and that’s not cool in my book. When it comes to the Constitution, there’s no room for deal-making.
“When people actually get ready to put on a ballot, ‘This is the person I want to lead me for the next four or eight years,’ I think they’ll have a little different opinion,” Carter said.
I agree with Carter. (Never thought I’d say that.) When it comes down to it– when men and women go out to vote and physically fill out the ballot, I think they’ll go with one of the other frontrunners.
I could be wrong, but that’s just my two cents. (Hey, it happened in Iowa. Why not elsewhere? You never know.)