Jimmy Carter: Mitt Romney Wouldn't Be So Bad

Ex-president also calls Citizens United ruling 'stupid'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2012 12:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jimmy Carter isn't losing sleep over the prospect of Mitt Romney winning the 2012 election. In an interview with MSNBC, spotted by Mediaite, Carter said that, though he would prefer to see Barack Obama win, "of all the Republican candidates who were prominent, I think Romney would be the one that I would rather see have the slight possibility to be president."

Asked if he'd be "comfortable" with a Romney presidency, he replied, "I’d rather have a Democrat, but I’d be comfortable. I think Romney has shown in the past in his previous years as a moderate—a progressive—that he was fairly competent." He also opined that campaigns have grown infinitely more negative since he ran, partly because of the influx of special interest money. "The stupid Supreme Court ruling … made much worse an already existing bad situation."

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