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lark

(22,804 posts)
7. Well, I'm glad to see this, Carter is the best man to ever be president.
Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:45 AM
Sep 2018

He's given so much to so many who had so little, it just warms my heart. I've been worried for him. Guess I should know better than to believe things I see on FB. Sigh.

mountain grammy

(26,452 posts)
14. Thank you for posting this.
Sat Sep 1, 2018, 01:25 PM
Sep 2018

and that's a relief. I feel he would have been there if he could, but Jimmy Carter could do nothing that would upset me.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(114,526 posts)
3. Possibly, but Carter's presidency predated McCain's time in Congress
Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:39 AM
Sep 2018

and maybe they didn't know each other well.

RockRaven

(14,592 posts)
8. Yeah, McCain's first election win was House seat in '82 midterm. Carter was already out of politics.
Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:48 AM
Sep 2018

I could see either a lack of invitation, or a declined invitation, not causing offense to the other party if they were only casually acquainted. That would be especially true if Carter's health or travel schedule would have made it hard on him.

Rhiannon12866

(200,484 posts)
5. And President Carter also served in the Navy
Sat Sep 1, 2018, 11:41 AM
Sep 2018

He also went to Annapolis and had a very promising career until his father died in 1953 and he went home to run the family farm.

Rhiannon12866

(200,484 posts)
16. He's a nuclear engineer which is why he was so effective dealing with North Korea
Sat Sep 1, 2018, 03:07 PM
Sep 2018

On behalf of the Clinton administration back in 1994. And he's also a diplomat. That agreement held until 2002 when George Bush* included North Korea in his "Axis of Evil" statements.

peekaloo

(22,977 posts)
10. yeah, I saw him interviewed earlier this week at a Habitat site (midwest I believe)
Reply to KG (Reply #9)
Sat Sep 1, 2018, 12:09 PM
Sep 2018

he was respectful and generous in his praise of McCain's military career.

can't help thinking though if this ceremony was invitation only perhaps JC's remarks about McCain, prior to the 2008 election, "milking" his time as a POW didn't sit well with the family.



UTUSN

(70,222 posts)
13. (an observation, not knowledge: ) CARTER is as much or more maverick, even if invited might not go
Sat Sep 1, 2018, 01:21 PM
Sep 2018

In photos of gatherings of ex-presidents, he is almost invariably off to one side while the others are chumily together. He puts McCAIN's maverick-ness in the shade.




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