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kentuck

(111,563 posts)
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 06:40 PM Mar 2020

We need a candidate like Jimmy Carter to run against Donald Trump.

A contrast in morals and decency and humanity.

A candidate that could stand up for the best of America, not the lowest common denominator.

People prefer to believe their leaders are good and honest people.

But they have to be shown.

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rampartc

(5,769 posts)
1. great americans like jimmy carter are in short supply in these decadent times
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 06:44 PM
Mar 2020

if we nominated jesus christ trump would crucify him, with franklin graham and falwell holding the nails.

InAbLuEsTaTe

(24,364 posts)
2. We do... his name is Bernie!!
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 06:46 PM
Mar 2020

Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together & can't be bought!!
Jump on the Bernie Bandwagon & join the revolution!!

Thirties Child

(543 posts)
3. Yes. Carter was elected after Watergate because we wanted someone honest.
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 06:46 PM
Mar 2020

Which is why I think we will look for someone empathetic this time, which seems to fit Biden better than Sanders. I voted for Sanders last time, but this time I think Biden.

TwilightZone

(26,061 posts)
4. It's a little late for us to be talking about adding Jimmy Carter to the race...
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 06:48 PM
Mar 2020

in more ways that one.

Besides, he's busy building houses.

Does your post mean that you don't think our current candidates fit the bill?

kentuck

(111,563 posts)
5. I think whomever the candidate happens to be...
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 06:57 PM
Mar 2020

He needs to draw a moral contrast. We don't need four more years of an indecent, immoral, law breaker as the head of our country.

Somebody "like" Jimmy Carter. Naturally, Jimmy is too old for the job now.

TwilightZone

(26,061 posts)
6. All of our candidates demonstrate a clear moral contrast to Trump, including those who dropped out.
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 07:06 PM
Mar 2020

I really don't understand the point of your post. It seems to be saying that you don't think that's the case, so we should draft Jimmy Carter. I know that the Carter suggestion is just a thought exercise, but the underlying assertion remains.

kentuck

(111,563 posts)
7. Nobody defined it.
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 07:12 PM
Mar 2020

And nobody has defined it. He's going to do the same thing again that he did to Hillary, unless someone can come up with a contrast on decency.

Joe Biden has made comments, in that respect. But he will need to stick with it, in my opinion. And not be distracted by Burisma bullshit and other distractions.

Mr. Ected

(9,680 posts)
8. If not only to shame and humiliate the Insincere Christians that shine in the Godly Light of Trump
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 07:26 PM
Mar 2020

The comparisons would be brutal to the pretender of all "Christian" pretenders - Donald J Tramp

kentuck

(111,563 posts)
10. Make the argument for him...
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 07:32 PM
Mar 2020

...that will effectively counter the personal attacks that are sure to come from Donald Trump.

People will need to hear it.

Brainfodder

(6,427 posts)
12. Joseph Biden is close enough.
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 07:45 PM
Mar 2020

...and...

*Boom*, He's the front runner!

Reps are calling him sleepy Joe and creepy Joe, have they any clue who their guy is? [rhetorical ? obviously they can't even spell C-L-U-E!!!]







Wounded Bear

(59,332 posts)
13. Meh...in many ways Jimmy started the whole evangelical movement...
Thu Mar 5, 2020, 07:57 PM
Mar 2020

that then went full Repub.

I don't want a "leftist" dominionist running.

Uncle Joe will be fine.

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