Carter, though, said in an interview with NBC that race is the driving factor.
"I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African American," Carter said. "I live in the South, and I've seen the South come a long way and I've seen the rest of the country that shared the South's attitude toward minority groups at that time ... and I think it's bubbled up to the surface, because of a belief among many white people, not just in the South but around the country, that African-Americans are not qualified to lead this great country."
At a town hall at his presidential center in Atlanta Tuesday, Carter also said Wilson's outburst -- the South Carolina Republican shouted "You lie!" at Obama during his health care address to Congress -- was racially motivated."I think it's based on racism," Carter said in response to an audience question. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."
We didn't listen to Jimmy when he was the worst President in modern history, so why does anyone listen to the worst ex-President in modern history? I am sure that even Jimmy Carter is not so ignorant as to think that the "overwhelming portion" of the opposition to Obama is race based. It is just a political ploy and one that too many people fall for again and again. I would vote for a conservative black in a second and vote against a liberal white just as fast. This sort of race baiting politics and implied slander of millions of tax paying citizens who oppose socialism is far more damaging to the political process than Joe Wilson's outburst. That was in poor taste, what Carter has done is outright lying.