39 & 44

President Barack Obama, along with President Hu Jintao of China, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and Vice President Joseph Biden, listen to former President Jimmy Carter during a reception in the Yellow Oval Room in the Residence of the White House, Jan. 19, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

11 Responses to “39 & 44”

  1. 1 Audrey
    January 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I love President Jimmy Carter. A good and honest man who speaks his mind and cares a lot for the poor and disenfranchised. He and his wife Rosalyn have dedicated themselves to pushing for peace and helping the poor and those without a voice, all over the world.
    I like the Carters even more because they have like true statesmen been unconditionally supportive and protective of President and Mrs Obama and they have done so without fanfare and without demands for the limelight or flexing their pull.
    God bless President and Mrs Carter.

  2. January 21, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I often think Carter is a better former President than the real one at the time.

  3. 3 Theo67
    January 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Glad to see former President Carter is in good shape after the recent health scares.

  4. 4 Asher in Boston
    January 21, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I dont know why, but I look at Prez. Carter as a very honest well meaning human being.

  5. 5 VC prezofan2
    January 21, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Probably because he is a honest, well-meaning, and humble, human being.

    • 6 Sue in Minnesota
      January 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Those qualities resonate to me as well. Honest, kind, humble, and dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.
      I think both he and Rosalynn look wonderful, I believe they are in their 80″s.

  6. 7 vitaminlover
    January 21, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I like the way President Obama is respectfully, thoughtfully listening to what President Carter has to say. How nice.

  7. January 22, 2011 at 12:59 am

    President O does seem intent, and respectful. I have heard is a good listener. President Carter has done so much good after retiring from the presidency. I sometimes wonder what President Obama will do in 2016. He and FLOTUS will be relatively young. How exciting to see what they will do. I fantasize about working on one of their causes.

    On a related note, I am back at school. I teach a class that makes free web sites for local non profit organizations. We are doing the local “Habitat for Humanity” group, and a store they run that sells used building materials. I have a soft spot in my heart for this organization, giving folks a place to live is so basic and so life changing.

    • 9 Sue in Minnesota
      January 22, 2011 at 10:33 am

      I applaud and admire your service to others. Actions speak volumes as to who and what we value. I look forward to the day I can take a more active role, until then I donate generously.

  8. 10 majii
    January 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    All of the sentiments about President Carter that I’m reading here are the reasons I voted for him for governor of GA and for president. The MSM had a lot to do with him not being elected to a second term. He was portrayed as weak and a bumbling politician, especially after he failed to free the American hostages in Iran, but that is wrong. President Carter graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis with a degree in science (don’t remember the specific field.) He was the first president to have a vision for the future regarding energy independence. Had we followed his lead, we’d have been far along the road to weaning ourselves off the need for imported oil and ahead in combating the effects of global climate change. Americans elected Ronald Reagan who immediately removed the solar panels at the WH, and we’ve been buying more and more oil, sometimes from countries that don’t have our best interests in mind.

  9. January 22, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I’ve always respected President Carter and his wife. They are global leaders. I was too young to vote for him but I certainly would’ve have done so.

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