White House solar panels bring Carter comparisons

| Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | |
by Darren Samuelsohn

There are many symbols in President Barack Obama’s decision Tuesday to return solar panels to the White House roof: a nod to liberal “green” voters, a sign of personal commitment to the fight against climate change, a reminder of his pledge to retool the U.S. industrial sector to manufacture clean-energy components.

One image his administration probably didn’t want to invoke, however, was that of former President Jimmy Carter, whose term was considered a disaster for Democrats.



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