I didn't watch the 60 Minutes interview with Jimmy Carter on Sunday as my roomie and I were having dinner with friends. But I have read the transcript.
When Lesley Stahl asked the 39th President about President Obama being "worse than Jimmy Carter" he said:
I can't control what people say about comparing me with Obama. But I hope that Obama will have as successful a term as I did with our nation's domestic and international affairs.
Talk about a backhanded compliment. I'm sure that upon hearing this from Carter, Obama said, "Gee, Jimmy. Thanks a lot pal."
But if double digit unemployment and inflation plus a hostage situation involving American diplomats is Carter's idea of success I can't imagine how he assesses failure.