Because some things are best handled from a distance.
Rattlesnakes, explosive devices, Barack Obama – just to name a few.
I know Obama’s support is slipping (neither far enough nor fast enough to suit me). But one thing’s for sure. He will always have the support of former President Jimmy Carter. It’s the only way Carter can avoid being the worst president in U.S. history.
According to USA Today:
Former president Jimmy Carter won’t be attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, but he’ll address the gathering by videotape.
“Rosalynn and I regret that we will be unable to be at the Democratic Convention this year in Charlotte. However, we remain steadfast in our support for President Obama and the progress he will make in the next four years,” Carter said in a statement released by the Democratic convention.
So when you hear Jimmy say “four more years” he’s not addressing the crowd. He’s praying.