Former President Jimmy Carter believes Barack Obama will be re-elected in November, but just in case he's not, Carter said he'd be "comfortable" with Mitt Romney in the White House -- and cited Romney's past as a "moderate" and "progressive" as a reason.
“I think President Obama will be re-elected,” Carter said in an interview broadcast Wednesday on MSNBC's "Jansing and Co." “I think of all the Republican candidates who were prominent, I think Romney would be the one that I would rather see have the slight possibility to be president.”
“You’d be comfortable with a Romney presidency?” host Chris Jansing asked.
“I’d rather have a Democrat,” Carter said. “But I’d be comfortable. I think Romney has shown in the past in his previous years as a moderate – a progressive – that he was fairly competent as a governor and also running the Olympics. As you know he's a good solid family man."
Carter, noting Romeny's "changeable" positions, said the former Massachusetts governor has "gone to the extreme right wing to get nomination" -- something that will benefit Obama.
"I think he's gone too far in the conservative positions to suit the average American, that's why I think President Obama is going to be re-elected," Carter said.
Last year, Carter said he'd be "very pleased" to see Romney get the Republican nomination for president.
Watch the interview clip below, via MSNBC: