In 2008, Barack Obama made history when he was elected as the first black president of the United States. Now, our 39th President Jimmy Carter weighs in. Ah, the wisdom of age and the accompanying license to say whatever you want.
Georgia’s own former governor and U.S. president, Jimmy Carter, says acceptance of all people has come a long way, so maybe not next election, but soon, an openly gay president is in our future.
“I would say that the country is getting acclimated to a president who might be female, who might obviously, now be black and who might be as well, a gay person. Yes, I would say the answer is, yes,”
Carter makes this statement in response to a BigThink.com question about whether the country is ready to elect a gay president.
Here’s video of his response in its entirety: