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Tue May 9, 2017, 04:11 PM

Jimmy Carter said he voted for Bernie Sanders

Last edited Tue May 9, 2017, 05:15 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: USA Today

Former President Jimmy Carter, while gushing about Vermont's Bernie Sanders, candidly told a crowd on Monday he voted for the independent senator over Democrat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Democratic primary.

Sanders and Carter shared the stage at the Carter Center in Atlanta for a conversation on human rights. There, Sanders spoke with his campaign-style vigor on a range of issues, from American values, the need to "revitalize American democracy" and boost voter turnout.

After Sanders presented one of his many comments, Carter spilled his endorsement with, "Can you all see why I voted for him?"

It drew laughs from Sanders, Carter, and the crowd. The one-term president didn't expand on his pick. He did add "dissatisfaction with the existing system of politics" resulted in President Trump's election.


Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/05/09/jimmy-carter-said-he-voted-bernie-sanders/314494001/

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Reply Jimmy Carter said he voted for Bernie Sanders (Original post)
tenorly May 2017 OP
pnwmom May 2017 #1
thesquanderer May 2017 #13
pnwmom May 2017 #23
DURHAM D May 2017 #27
thesquanderer May 2017 #15
Plucketeer May 2017 #2
lunamagica May 2017 #3
tenorly May 2017 #4
lunamagica May 2017 #7
demmiblue May 2017 #14
tenorly May 2017 #29
Honeycombe8 May 2017 #5
thesquanderer May 2017 #10
yallerdawg May 2017 #6
Mike Nelson May 2017 #8
Snotcicles May 2017 #11
Mike Nelson May 2017 #18
Snotcicles May 2017 #19
annarbor May 2017 #22
catsudon May 2017 #34
still_one May 2017 #25
demmiblue May 2017 #9
elmac May 2017 #12
stonecutter357 May 2017 #16
NurseJackie May 2017 #17
milestogo May 2017 #20
ananda May 2017 #21
4now May 2017 #24
leftofcool May 2017 #26
kristopher May 2017 #28
TNNurse May 2017 #30
KTM May 2017 #38
jalan48 May 2017 #31
Equinox Moon May 2017 #32
riderinthestorm May 2017 #33
delisen May 2017 #35
Dawson Leery May 2017 #37
Justice May 2017 #36
Beacool May 2017 #39
tenorly May 2017 #40
Beacool May 2017 #45
question everything May 2017 #41
hrmjustin May 2017 #42
Dawson Leery May 2017 #43
burrowowl May 2017 #44
dembotoz May 2017 #46
agalisgv May 2017 #47

Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:15 PM

1. Has he been helping Jon Ossoff? Ossoff is the one who's running in a key district now. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:34 PM

13. He's 91, he probably doesn't do much campaigning these days.

I don't think he campaigned for Bernie either... actually I don't think he came out and endorsed anyone before the primary. But he did subsequently make his feelings known.

What do you think Carter should do to help Ossoff? Do you think Hillary or Obama should do anything?

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #13)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:58 PM

23. He could make an ad. Sign his name on a letter. Lots of things. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #23)

Tue May 9, 2017, 05:17 PM

27. It would have a negative impact. nt

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:15 PM

2. AWWWWW.... Jimmy!

 

How COULD you have overlooked the absence of a (D) next to his name???

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:16 PM

3. This has been already posted. More than once.

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #3)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:21 PM

4. On LBN?

I searched prior to posting this, and couldn't find it. If you've seen it on LBN, let me know where and I'll delete.

Now if this is indeed its first mention on LBN, it's certainly meaningful news - regardless of how one voted in the primary.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #4)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:26 PM

7. On GD. So it not "LBN"

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Response to tenorly (Reply #4)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:37 PM

14. That poster is wrong.

Though, you may want to edit your OP to four paragraphs (LBN strictly adheres to the four paragraph rule).

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #14)

Tue May 9, 2017, 06:27 PM

29. Done.

Thanks!

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:22 PM

5. I don't know that that's relevant to me. I make up my own mind. Bernie wasn't even on the ballot.

Does that mean he wrote Sanders' name in?

Or does he mean he voted for Sanders to be the nominee, but when Sanders lost, he then voted for HRC in the election?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #5)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:32 PM

10. I would assume the latter, he voted for him when he was on the ballot (i.e. the primary.)

In November, I expect he voted for Hillary. Certainly not Trump! And I don't see him as a protest-write-in kind of voter.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:24 PM

6. Bein' from Georgia...

that's twice his votes had absolutely no impact on who went to the White House in 2016.

Welcome to the "deep red state" of the South.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:31 PM

8. Jimmy Carter also voted for Hillary Clinton...

...I assume, in the national.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #8)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:32 PM

11. Yep also

 

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Response to Snotcicles (Reply #11)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:41 PM

18. Nothing wrong with...

...voting for Bernie in the primary and Hillary in the general!

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #18)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:46 PM

19. I agree completely. nt

 

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #18)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:56 PM

22. Thank you!

Not sure why voting for Bernie in the Primary matters...

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Response to annarbor (Reply #22)

Tue May 9, 2017, 07:09 PM

34. well....

would you rather that he mention this during the primary seasons?

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #18)

Tue May 9, 2017, 05:10 PM

25. Absolutely

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:32 PM

9. He is a man who flawlessly follows his own principles and beliefs.

There is nothing wrong with having voted for Sanders in the primary, and then voting for Clinton in the general.

Many of us did. That is called democracy.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:33 PM

12. This is HUGE, HUGE, really bigly news!!!

 

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:40 PM

16. And he still lost so ?

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:41 PM

17. This changes EVERYTHING... oh wait... no it doesn't. Never mind.



Thank goodness he wasn't like Susan Sarandon. Carter is a loyal Democrat and I admire him very much. But, the primaries are over and I'm not really sure if it matters very much WHO he voted for in the primary.

's to the Carter family.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:53 PM

20. Carter has always had moral clarity.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 04:56 PM

21. Thank you, Mr. Carter!

nt

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 05:00 PM

24. Enjoy your President

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 05:16 PM

26. So?

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 05:21 PM

28. Of course he did, he has a conscience and empathy. nt

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 06:36 PM

30. Criticism of Jimmy Carter

says more about the critic than Carter. His moral and ethical integrity is intact.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #30)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:54 PM

38. Amen.

 

Most impressive ex-president of all time.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 06:45 PM

31. Two ethical men. Good for Jimmy.

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Response to jalan48 (Reply #31)

Tue May 9, 2017, 06:57 PM

32. Agreed

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 07:03 PM

33. Yay! nt

 

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 08:06 PM

35. Jimmy Carter wants protection from Canada's timber industry

Protective tariffs for his family business. Thinks timber industry in Canada has too much local government ownership and can undercut American competition.

Koch Bros. are also in the Timber industry.(Georgia-Pacific Corp). They also want help on the trade front.

Economics makes strange bedfellows.

I think it might be great to switch to Canadian system.

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Response to delisen (Reply #35)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:14 PM

37. Too bad. The Koch's are going to get the free market.

Canada must retaliate against US fatmers for Donnie's tariffs.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:02 PM

36. IN THE PRIMARY - left that out - key point

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 09:59 PM

39. Meh, I don't care.

More importantly, who did he vote for in the general election?

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Response to Beacool (Reply #39)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:44 PM

40. You may recall he addressed the convention, urging the party to unite behind Hillary.

We can only assume he did in fact vote for her in November.

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Response to tenorly (Reply #40)

Thu May 11, 2017, 02:47 AM

45. I guess he voted for Hillary.

Although, it wouldn't have surprised me if he voted third party.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 10:51 PM

41. Both Carter and the Kennedys could not forgive Bill Clinton for doing what they could not

Being re-elected. First time since FDR.

Well, LBJ and Truman did, after being thrown into taking office. But declined to run for a real full time term.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Tue May 9, 2017, 11:19 PM

42. Good people in the party voted for both Hillary and Bernie.

 

They were both great candidates and we all made choices as did President Carter. I see no reason to criticize Carter for this.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:01 AM

43. He voted for HRC in the general.

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Wed May 10, 2017, 12:04 AM

44. Probably the most moral President

we have ever had!
Love Jimmy!

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 07:15 AM

46. So if u supported Bernie over Hrc in the primary u are now tainted?

Good lord

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Response to tenorly (Original post)

Thu May 11, 2017, 08:04 AM

47. Why are we talking about last year's primary?

Why?

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