Opening Act: Carterized

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Sept. 19 2012 8:23 AM

Opening Act: Carterized

A good catch from the hidden Romney tape, by Buzzfeed: When one of those rich Floridians asked the candidate about foreign crises, he said he was ready to Carterize Obama.

In the Jimmy Carter election, the fact that we had hostages in Iran, I mean, that was all we talked about. And we had the two helicopters crash in the desert, I mean, that was the focus, and so him solving that made all the difference in the world. I’m afraid today that if you simply got Iran to agree to stand down on nuclear weapons, they’d go, “Now hold on. It’s really a-” I mean, if something of that nature presents itself I will work to find a way to take advantage of the opportunity.
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