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When Oprah and Carter sat down for the interview, which was taped a few weeks before the former president announced he has melanoma, Oprah asked her guest a pointed question relating to the current state of politics: Would he be able to become president today?
"Absolutely not," Carter said immediately.
A big reason comes down to money and how much it takes to fund a successful campaign. "There's no way now for you to get a Democratic or Republican nomination without being able to raise $200 or $300 million, or more," he explained. "I would not be inclined to do that, and I would not be capable of doing it."
What's more, he feels that the political system has since warped into something completely unrecognizable.
originally posted by: beezzer
originally posted by: AlaskanDad
a reply to: beezzer
Sorry to tell you that, Bernie does not fit the profile of the Lobbyist loving super pac creeps we usually have in the R & D presidential candidate slots.
This is why I enjoy the "Great Game" and grand conspiracies of politics!
Of course Bernie is different. This time, real change is gonna happen!
I have all the "hope" in the world for the "change".