With those words Philip Klein describe the man whose tenure in the White House helped redeem Millard Fillmore.
He was referring to this comment a failed president made:
In an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams, former President Jimmy Carter, who has been a target of the right through the years, lauded his own post-presidency, telling Williams, “I feel that my role as a former president is probably superior to that of other presidents.”
It is MSNBC, so they would define the Gipper’s predecessor was a “target of the right.” Why do they have to make him appear a “victim of right.” [Um, Dan, MSNBC is just playing to their base. Describing someone as a target of the right makes him more endearing to their viewers. –Ed.] They should have said, “who only won six states in his 1980 bid for reelection.”