"We're bipartisan," said Robinson. "We'd like to help publicize these events."
The governor pointed to the elder Carter's fundraisers in other parts of the country, and said "it's about time he did so in Georgia."
"I have no problem with that, and I respect President Carter, and I understand ... I think the people of this state are not going to be unduly swayed by that. I think we can respect his opinion. But we are not a state nor a nation in which titles such as governor are inherited by virtue of your legacy. It is a position that's voted on by the people of this state, and I don't think we're going to see that kind of influence have a significant difference."
In our interview with the former president, he said he was trying to strike a balance with his grandson’s campaign but was wary of making a high-profile incursion into the race.
“But when he asks us to do something, we’ll make every effort to do so.”
With less than four weeks to go until the election, that time may have come.