In an interview with reporters yesterday, Jimmy Carter accused John McCain of "milking" his POW experience during the Viet Nam War.
Carter, however, focused heavily on McCain. He said he was bewildered by McCain's performance at the Saddleback Presidential Forum hosted by pastor and author Rick Warren in Lake Forest, Calif., earlier this month.
Carter said that whether he was asked about religion, domestic or foreign affairs, every answer came back to McCain's 5½ years as a POW.
"John McCain was able to weave in his experience in a Vietnam prison camp, no matter what the question was," Carter said.
How could being imprisoned, beaten, and tortured for 5 1/2 years ever influence anybody's personal views on religion and world affairs?
It's understandable that Carter, who left the country on the brink of economic ruin during his presidency, would fully embrace Barack Obama's vision of the future. He had no clue then as to how to manage the economy or foreign policy, and Obama has no clue now.
But, Carter wasn't finished with his incoherent rant. For good measure he had to trot out the race card.
…he said race could ultimately be the deciding factor.