Opinion: Jimmy Carter indicates that Barack Obama is his choice


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Jimmy Carter didn’t show all of his cards, but in an interview with a Nigerian newspaper, he left little doubt that Barack Obama is his betting choice in the Democratic presidential race.

And Carter’s support would provide Obama with more than just words; since he’s a former president, he’s also a superdelegate to the party’s national convention.

Ben Smith of reported Carter’s comments today (read his blog here).


In tipping his hand toward Obama, Carter -- the first of only two Democrats to win the White House in the last 40 years -- became part of a new trend. He noted the support the senator from Illinois has within his family, saying: ‘My children and their spouses are pro-Obama. My grandchildren are also pro-Obama.’

-- Don Frederick

Photo: John Bazemore / Associated Press