CNN reports that Jimmy Carter said this: "Just two candidates have asked my opinion about whether they should run for president or not, and Ive advised both of them to become candidates, and hes [Clark] one of them." He identifed the other as former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean. In an interesting interview with The New York Times
Clark said that he "would have supported the Congressional resolution that authorized the United States to invade Iraq" but, on the other hand, he also said of Howard Deans opposition to the war: "I think hes right. That in retrospect we should never have gone in there." This is a bit confusing. And
USA Today reports this: "Wesley Clarks presidential campaign said he would participate in a Democratic presidential debate Thursday, then quickly backtracked, angering party officials and drawing criticism from his primary rivals." This doesnt indicate a strong start for his campaign.