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Carter to support Dean, Reuters says.(14 posts)

Carter to support Dean, Reuters says.OldEdScott
Jan 14, 2004 10:25 AM
Although the big fish we're trying to land is Sam Nunn. A real full-blown endorsement from Nunn would be very helpful, with Dean's candidacy at a very critical moment here.

b Ex-President Carter to Offer Support for Dean

BURLINGTON, Vt. (Reuters) - Former President Jimmy Carter will offer support for Democratic White House hopeful Howard Dean in a joint appearance in Georgia on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, campaign aides said on Tuesday.
Carter was expected to remain officially neutral, but words of praise could help boost the former Vermont governor's chances when the race turns to the South on Feb. 3.

Dean's campaign headquarters announced later that the Democratic front-runner would leave Iowa to attend services and Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, where Carter worships.
You've been unusally silent in regards to theNo_sprint
Jan 14, 2004 10:28 AM
whole Dean/Gephardt thing which was an exponentially larger media issue than this. Matter of fact, this is the first I've heard of it. Probably the last too.
Support vs. Endorsement. Is there a difference in the eyes...94Nole
Jan 14, 2004 10:34 AM
of most voters? Probably not, but they usually use the word endorse and here they have used the word support and "...expected to remain neutral..." Why not a full blown endorsement? Does it matter?

Educate me, OldEd.
Doesn't really matter. Carter's being a littleOldEdScott
Jan 14, 2004 10:50 AM
coy here, as usual. WHo knows why? He's prickly.
it's the difference between "good" and "best" for the job.dr hoo
Jan 14, 2004 10:51 AM
Right now MOST voters are not paying attention. This stuff matters most for insiders and activists. I think they know the difference, and more importantly pay attention to the subtle use of words.

It makes no difference if Carter does not appear with another candidate. If he does, the difference between support and endorsement is important.
To be followed shortly by support from Kim Jong Il ...HouseMoney
Jan 14, 2004 11:17 AM
Does anyone really care what Jimmy Carter thinks?!
Not many, but Dean's candidacy has come to the normalOldEdScott
Jan 14, 2004 11:27 AM
crisis point that almost all contested campaigns come to. It's a minor boost, but any boost is welcome.

Sure need Nunn before the train heads South, though.
Crisis indeed, somebody throw him a life preserver! nmNo_sprint
Jan 14, 2004 11:30 AM
and quick!, a Bible to carry while touring Dixie! (nm)bill105
Jan 14, 2004 12:28 PM
LOL! nmNo_sprint
Jan 14, 2004 12:43 PM
and a scooby doo mask for his wife (nm)bill105
Jan 14, 2004 1:05 PM
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Jan 14, 2004 1:11 PM
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that's enough for me; I'm changing my vote!DougSloan
Jan 14, 2004 2:07 PM
Isn't Carter about as relevant as Ford these days?

If it were me, and I were a big name Democrat, I suppose I'd endorse whoever I think will win the nomination. Isn't that about all it boils down to?

Doug
Your vote is irrelevant anyway.czardonic
Jan 14, 2004 3:48 PM
And so is mine.