I have written before that Barack Obama is like a Bizarro version of Richard Nixon.
By that reckoning, knowing that we are now playing the 1976 game, 8 years removed from a crisis election, then Donald Trump must be the Bizarro version of Jimmy Carter.
Before you reject what I have to say because you can’t stand people you like compared to those you hate (regardless of your politics) hear me out.
I know, Trump is a truly despicable human being, while Jimmy Carter is probably the nicest, most decent human being ever to live in the White House, evidenced by all the things he has done since leaving it. But that’s the point of someone being “bizarro” something – they are the opposite. That’s why the analogy fits.
But there are other ways in which a comparison between Trump and Carter makes sense. For one thing, there is the way they won their nominations.