Carter: Obama Has Restored America’s Reputation Abroad

Former President Jimmy Carter said in a video message at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday that President Obama has restored America’s reputation abroad. Obama is a “leader for America,” he said.

As the Carter video played, the Romney campaign sent out a “Welcome back, Carter!” blast. “When President Obama chose President Carter for the opening night of his convention, he chose a fitting surrogate,” Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said in the statement. “From stagnant unemployment to a broken deficit pledge, both presidents left the country worse off than it was before they took office.”  

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