Monday, May 26, 2008

Carter: After June 3 "It Will Be Time For Her to Give It Up"

Seems like Carter is supporting Obama and encouraging Clinton to get out of the race. Hillary, girl; I never felt such a kinship with you until this moment. Jimmy Carter encourging you to "get out" is sign from the heavens to "stay in"! It's common knowledge around the Beltway: If Carter tells you to do something, do the opposite and you'll be just fine. chip.

Quote from: ABC NEWS

"I'm a superdelegate," Carter said. "I think a lot of the superdelegates will make a decision quite, announced quite rapidly, after the final primary on June 3...I have not yet announced publicly, but I think at that point it will be time for her to give it up."

Carter was asked if Clinton was achieving anything by continuing in the race."I think not," he said. "But of course she has the perfect right to do so."

Carter was hinting that he was a supporter of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, as far back as April. The semi-endorsement came with strings attached, as that month Carter engaged in a public effort to engage with Hamas, which the U.S. government officially classifies as a terrorist organization. When asked by ABC News' David Wright, Obama said he wouldn't meet with Hamas and he said he disagreed with Carter's decision to meet with the group -- he called it a "bad idea" that gave Hamas "a legitimacy that was unnecessary" -- but he stopped short of condemning the former president for doing so.

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