Jimmy Carter Says John McCain “Milking” his Vietnam POW … Unfortunate Comments from a Once President of Change
Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter has stated that Republican Presidential nominee is milking the time he spent in Vietnam as a POW. Carter said that McCain was “milking every possible drop of advantage” of his prisoner of war status. Might bid words from a former failure of a President who ran on the platform of “change” and who was too inexperienced for the job. One would think that a former President and member of the US military would have a bit more class and reverence for someone who served their country.
You decide whether McCain is milking his 6 years as a POW and being tortured. Whether you are for McCain or not, give respect where respect is due. McCain is an American Patriot.
Former president Jimmy Carter called Republican presidential candidate John McCain a “distinguished naval officer,” but he said the Arizona senator has been “milking every possible drop of advantage” from his time served as a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
Carter said that whether he was asked about religion, domestic or foreign affairs, every answer came back to McCain’s 5½ years as a POW.
“John McCain was able to weave in his experience in a Vietnam prison camp, no matter what the question was,” Carter said. “It’s much better than talking about how he’s changed his total character between being a senator, a kind of a maverick … and his acquiescence in the last few months with every kind of lobbyist pressure that the right-wing Republicans have presented.”
The remarks are truly unfortunate and bitter comments from Carter, a former Presidential failure, who once ran on the “politics of CHANGE” and brought us the “misery index” of double digit inflation, unemployment and interest rates.
In any event, if Obama can constantly refer to his three year stint as a “community organizer” on the South Side of Chicago, and Biden can invoke multiple references to his stuttering, I don’t see why McCain shouldn’t talk about “the Hanoi Hilton.”