Kiss of death: Jimmy Carter says he’d be “very pleased” to see Romney as GOP nominee. “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.

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.

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