Erik’s pointed to a couple reasons to appreciate Carter’s impact, but what amazes me is how much he has done around the world to make life better for people you and I normally would never even think about. Just the other day, there was this wonderful story on PRI about how the Carter Center is trying to educate Liberians and help form a justice system.
And it is like that almost everywhere on the planet- places you and I never think of, if there is suffering going on, there is a good chance that Jimmy Carter’s outfit has been there working to try to end their misery. We just talked about Carter and the effort to end the scourge of Guinea worm infestation.
It is amazing to me how much Republicans love to hate Carter- it just makes no sense to me. Even if you consider his administration to be a total failure, what the man has done the last thirty years makes him one of the greatest Americans dead or alive.