I did not vote for President Carter. I also did not vote for President Ford. To the best of my recollection this was the only Presidential election I did not vote in since I became old enough to vote.
I liked Carter but felt that he was too trusting and naive to be our President. While he turned out to be one of the worst presidents of the 20th century, I still liked and respected him. That is untill the last several years. Each year my respect for him has diminished. Now I just think of him as a big mouthed publicity hound.
His latest rants, such as
I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history
The overt reversal of America's basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me.
on Tony Blair support of President Bush
Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient.
And I think the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq have been a major tragedy for the world
have just gone too far.
To the best of my knowledge, no former President has ever spoken out against a seated President or leader of one of our most important allies like Carter has.
There is an old saying "people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones". Well, Carter because of all the mistakes he made while President, lives in the biggest glass house of all. As far as I'm concerned he should just close his mouth and shut up before he makes an even bigger fool of himself.