Why Jimmy Carter Thinks Bernie Sanders Isn't Really A Threat To Hillary Clinton
The former president sat down with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos
By BENJAMIN BELL
July 9, 2015, 12:04 AM
• 2 min read
-- Former President Jimmy Carter said he still sees Hillary Clinton as “inevitably” becoming the standard bearer for her party in 2016, despite Independent Bernie Sanders' recent surge in popularity as he seeks the Democratic nomination.
“From what I can tell as a completely almost disinterested observer from south Georgia -- who's not involved in politics anymore -- there won't be any problem with Hillary getting the nomination because money dominates and she has an inside track to the massive amounts that are going to pour into the Democratic party side,” Carter told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos.
Still, Carter, who spoke to ABC News in New York, said he suspected that Clinton -– or at least her team -- is concerned with the so-called “Bernie-mentum.”
“[Sanders] seems to be doing really well in Iowa and New Hampshire, from what I hear on the news. And I think maybe Hillary's getting a little bit concerned about it, or her people are. I think she'll react to it effectively,” the former president said.
See more of former President Jimmy Carter on “This Week” Sunday.