Unfortunately for us… Not even Jimmy Carter left the US with this:
Barack Obama will at least triple the US federal budget deficit in his first year.
Mitt Romney compared Barack Obama to the failed Carter Administration this weekend.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reflects conservatives’ growing confidence when he taunts Democrats, saying “I’ll bet you never dreamed you’d look back at Jimmy Carter as the good old days.”
Republicans at the Values Voter Summit Saturday talked of a growing political rebellion in the country, even as they acknowledged Democrats currently have the upper hand.
Romney recalled the euphoria among Democrats at the time President Barack Obama was elected.
“A year ago, there were quite a few people who were ready to write off this movement. They were enthralled by Barack Obama’s promise of near-Biblical transformations,” Romney said in comments prepared for Saturday’s meeting. “Well, he can still spin a speech, but he can’t spin his record.”
Romney said Obama’s spending and borrowing have weakened the nation, noting that Obama’s plans will greatly increase the deficit. The deficits combined with coming problems for the country’s entitlement programs will cause more severe economic problems, he said. Romney’s reference to Carter recalled the economic and international troubles at the time Carter lost his bid for re-election to Ronald Reagan.
Glenn Reynolds adds, “A Carter-rerun is now looking like a best-case scenario.”