In this week's column for the Waukesha Freeman, I remember the 1970s: polyester clothing, disco music, really bad television, and Jimmy Carter, who could be the next Democratic nominee for President of the United States.
The good news for my friends on the left is that President Carter only served one term in office as president. That’s right. He can run again.Run, Jimmy, run! Run for President again! Run like there's a big ol' swamp rabbit chasing you!
After all, if he isn’t going to respect the tradition that ex-presidents should say nothing about his successors, then let’s get him back into the political arena.
The political left would love it. Remember the windfall profit tax on oil? Heck, Gov. Jim Doyle is so nostalgic for it he’s trying something similar in Wisconsin.
Carter had something for everyone on the left. The sweaters he wore when he was promoting energy conservation. We had gasoline shortages with lines around the block. Scientists were even warning about a coming ice age. It was a mass transit and anti-global warming heaven.
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