Today Jimmy Carter turns 99 — he’s celebrating along with Rosalynn down in Georgia seven months after entering hospice care, supposedly considered on his last legs. And in reality, much like the best of the Carter life, he’s gone beyond all expectations and maybe is also getting ready to welcome the century mark next year.
He keeps on keeping on: ‘In February, doctors told Carter’s family he would likely not live more than a week. Yet, he is still watching the news and “Law and Order” on TV and talks to family and close friends about current issues and past events.‘
Happy, happy wishes from Joe:
President Jimmy Carter, you remain the spirit and the heart of the American people. It’s a great honor to know you and to have worked with you.
Jill and I wish you a happy birthday. pic.twitter.com/ZUVHjgOYvy
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 1, 2023
And, too, a shout-out/happy birthday from Obama:
Happy 99th birthday, President Carter! You’ve inspired so many people around the world with your leadership, character, and commitment to service. Michelle and I hope you have a wonderful birthday and send our best wishes to you and Rosalynn. pic.twitter.com/a4WaKeVM9e
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 1, 2023
Carter is a national treasure, both he and Rosalynn — he’s more valued for what he’s done after he left the presidency than his actual time in office. A good man and a so-so president.
And Carter was most-likely the last actual American-history president — political life has way-not been the same since Ronald Reagan and the shit-start to the MAGA side of the Republican cruel, shitty, and hair brain legacy.
I have always wondered if Carter had been re-elected in 1980. Just asking.
Wonder and wonder.
A clip of the celebration:
Hopefully this time next year another birthday, or not, yet once again here we are…