Although Jimmy Carter as of this writing is still among the living it’s interesting to read all the premature obituaries. To be sure Carter had an exemplary post presidency life doing wonderful social work which was rooted in his religious beliefs. The man taught Bible School. Still, if one looks at his term in office alone it was not very good. He was defeated for reelection by a former actor. His term was hurt by energy price increases and the Iranian hostage drama. Discontent in the country was at a high level. So, let’s try and retain some objectivity about Carter. While he succeeded in life as a wonderful human being as president, he had his serious shortcomings.