Poor Jimmy the Peanut Farmer, who happens to be a former President of the United States of America, says he would have beaten Ronald Reagan for a second term, if only he had been 'more manly.'
That is absolutely true.
But he also would have had to have been 7 or 8 inches taller, had a sense of humor, been much better at leadership skills, understanding the basic human need for liberty and abandoned his cynical view of mankind as dependant on the superior intellect of Progressives to take care of them. If only he had been more 'inspirational'...
But Jimmy Carter needed better people skills, a better understanding of how capitalism works, how small businesses fuel the American economic engine, and how government intervention and meddling are toxic to economic health and vitality. His worldview that people everywhere are good, and only poverty and discrimination create conflict and violence opened the door for the spread of Islamic fundamentalism and the worldwide Jihad.
His inability to recognize the true dimensions of his leadership shortcomings exemplifies the insufferability of Progressives; no matter how much evidence piles up that their ideological social engineering doesn't work, they plow ahead, leaving tragic amounts of societal flotsam and jetsam in their wake.
Look up' Ideologue' in the dictionary and you will see a picture of Jimmy the Peanut Farmer.
Jimmy has become a sad and annoying reminder of an era in America that most of us would just as soon forget.
Unfortunately, we have a modern day version currently occupying our White House. Barack O'Carter is trying his hardest to eclipse the sorry record of brother Jimmy's Administration. Having destroyed our Military capabilities and morale, turning our foreign policy into a complete cluster 'f', and emboldening the disguised Jihadist ambitions of the Palestinian leadership, O'Carter blames the entire mess on obstructionist Tea Party Republicans, right wing Women Haters, and Racist Police Departments.
The Tea Party didn't exist in the Reagan Era. It didn't need to.
If only Mr. Obama were a little more (fill in the blank) maybe he could accomplish something positive. That won't happen of course. So instead, twenty years from now, Mr. Obama will lament that it wasn't his policies, or his left-wing ideology that wrecked his Presidency.
No, if only he had been surrounded by 'better people'....