Not a lot of love for Carter

Mitt Romney's campaign, on the other hand, was enthusiastic, blasting out an email with the headline "WELCOME BACK, CARTER!"

“When President Obama chose President Carter for the opening night of his convention, he chose a fitting surrogate," Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said in a statement. "From stagnant unemployment to a broken deficit pledge, both presidents left the country worse off than it was before they took office."

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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