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View Poll Results: Did you vote for Jimmy Carter?
Yes, I voted for Carter at least once and don't regret it. 11 28.95%
No, I never voted for Carter and I'm still glad I didn't. 18 47.37%
I voted for Carter once and still regret it to this day. 4 10.53%
I never voted for Carter but if I could go back I would have. 5 13.16%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-05-2008, 08:36 PM
 
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Since this technically has nothing to do with the 2008 election I thought it was better to post this here. I'm just curious, did anyone here vote for Jimmy Carter in 1976 and then regret it especially after his entire term was finished? Or did you stand by your decision and even vote for him again in 1980?

It doesn't matter if your Democrat, Republican, or an Independent. Just wanted to see what people felt about this.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Major Metro
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Poll has no option for those of us too young to have voted and really haven't given any thought to something that took place 30+ years ago.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i dont like what looks like data harvest so i decline to vote. but i want you to know not only did i vote for him but he has proven to be a great man. unfortunately that is not what the public wanted. FYI france was nuts about him as they are of al gore now. america despises both. just when did we decide the french were fools.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:11 PM
 
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i was in diapers
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I was too young to vote in that election, but I guess between him or the Warren Commisioner Ford, I guess I'd have gone for Carter. Can't say I was thrilled with the way he handles the Hostage crisis, but at least everyone came home alive.

Compared to the screwup we have in office right though, carter looks like a nuclear engineer.

Oh yeah, he was a nuclear engineer. Imagine. Once we had a president who was a nuclear engineer. Now we have a puppet president who can't even pronounce the word ("nooquooler")!
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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Poll has no option for those of us too young to have voted and really haven't given any thought to something that took place 30+ years ago.
Which is why there is no option for that, it's for those that voted in either of his elections.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:31 PM
 
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"Nukular" is also a correct pronounciation.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I voted for Jimmy in 1976 and I don't regret it - that was the first time I voted in a presidential election. The economy was lousy in the post watergate / post vietnam war era, and Gerald Ford did not seem that enthusiastic about being president. Jimmy seemed more motivated than Gerald, so I voted for Jimmy. Jimmy was one of the most intelligent guys that ever occupied the oval office, but some of the team that he brought along to DC did a mediocre to lousy job, one of the main reasons Jimmy was a one term president. The other thing that doomed Jimmy was lack of strong will in resolving the hostage mess in Iran, and the failure of the attempted rescue mission.

I've been to his home town of Plains and saw him speak at an event there in the late 1990s. It's been almost 30 years since he left DC to go back home, and he has done a lot of good things in his post presidential years, much more than most ex-presidents in the past 50 years.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:53 PM
 
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I voted for Jimmy in 1976 and I don't regret it - that was the first time I voted in a presidential election. The economy was lousy in the post watergate / post vietnam war era, and Gerald Ford did not seem that enthusiastic about being president. Jimmy seemed more motivated than Gerald, so I voted for Jimmy. Jimmy was one of the most intelligent guys that ever occupied the oval office, but some of the team that he brought along to DC did a mediocre to lousy job, one of the main reasons Jimmy was a one term president. The other thing that doomed Jimmy was lack of strong will in resolving the hostage mess in Iran, and the failure of the attempted rescue mission.

I've been to his home town of Plains and saw him speak at an event there in the late 1990s. It's been almost 30 years since he left DC to go back home, and he has done a lot of good things in his post presidential years, much more than most ex-presidents in the past 50 years.

Great answer recycled, I appreciate your input and you bring up a lot of good points.
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Old 10-05-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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No, I had a lot of common sense even at 18 years old.
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