The news of the spread of President Jimmy Carter’s cancer drew my attention to the irony of why some shallowly dismiss him as a weak president.
As president he refused to cater to many rabid and shallow peers. He demonstrated strength through seeking peace rooted in moral fiber and a pragmatic humanism that surpassed most of those around him. Unfortunately, too many of the D.C. machine couldn’t recognize, or just denied, his strength.
We may disagree over specific policy aspects of his administration, but even today while fighting cancer, Carter continues to inspire for peace, for humanitarian good, and for basic real-world needs. That is strength, not weakness.
Chuck Bryant, Palmetto Bay