In addition to the anniversaries mentioned in a previous post, we would be remiss in not wishing a happy birthday to Georgia’s only President, Jimmy Carter, who turns 90 today.
Over at the Washington Examiner, they have a story describing an interview with the former President on CNBC, in which he claimed he would have defeated Ronald Reagan in 1980 had he been more manly:
Interviewed by the show “CNBC Meets,” Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980.
“I could’ve been re-elected if I’d taken military action against Iran, shown that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly and so forth,” said the former president, who has established himself as a world human rights leader.
In the interview, Carter’s wife Rosalynn noted that while it’s easy to be a war president, it’s much more difficult to be a peace president. President Carter said he was glad to see all of the American hostages held by the Iranians returned safely.