To many of us, the Carter-Obama analogy is a no-brainer. Whether one looks to failing economies, rising oil prices, despair, Iranian troubles, arrogance, etc., the two are joined at the hip. Conservatives hope that the similarities extend to Obama’s being a one-term president. Jay Cost warns, though, that while their governing styles are similar (with Obama managing to be Carter on steroids), Obama has something Carter lacked — a strong base. The inevitability of a one-term Carter-esque presidency may be more elusive than we wish.