Kiss of death: Jimmy Carter says he'd be "very pleased" to see Romney as GOP nominee

Alternate headline: “Rick Perry wins GOP nomination.”

“I’m not taking a position, but I would be very pleased to see him win the Republican nomination,” Carter said on an interview on MSNBC set to air Thursday night.

Carter also said he appreciated that Rep. Bachmann (R-Minn.) worked on Carter’s presidential campaign in 1976. Bachmann has mentioned how she was a Democrat during college but switched parties after because she disagreed with certain foreign and domestic policies of the left.

“I know, and I appreciate that she helped me out!,” Carter said.

Carter expressed confidence that Obama would be reelected.

Just to make this extra squirm-inducing for Romney, when I googled Carter looking for more details on this interview, the first thing that popped up was him saying two days ago that he supports the Palestinians’ statehood bid at the UN next week. Of course. Oh, and this isn’t the first time he’s praised a Republican candidate this year. Back in May, he also had high praise for — ta da — Jon Huntsman, whom he said is “very attractive to me personally.” According to the most recent Gallup poll, Huntsman’s also the only candidate in the field whose “positive intensity” score is actually … negative. Dude, one word: Gamechanger.

The only good news for Mitt is that this isn’t the biggest quasi-endorsement of the day. Via the Daily Caller, here’s the one that deserves the headlines — the man who writes the songs that make the whole world sing throwing his support to The Only Man Who Can Save America. Paul, in fact, was one of five candidates to whom Manilow maxed out his donation in 2007. The other four were Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, and even Joe Biden. Go figure. Here’s the text of the bill he was on the Hill today to support. Exit question: Is Ron “Dr. No” Paul really going to vote for that?