11:18 am Aug. 7, 2012
Former president Jimmy Carter will address the Democratic National Convention in a primetime video address, according to a press release.
Carter's message, "including unique insights about President Obama as a global leader," will air on Tuesday, September 4, the opening night of the convention, when first lady Michelle Obama and keynote speaker Julian Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, are also scheduled to speak.
“President Carter is one of the greatest humanitarian leaders of our time and a champion of democracy around the globe,” said convention chair Antonio Villaraigosa in the release.
Republicans have spent the past two years comparing Obama to Carter, who failed to win re-election in 1980.