HE'S certainly odds-on for the award, but how does former US president Jimmy Carter really feel about his lack of a Nobel Peace Prize? 'What if the Nobel were really the be-all and end-all of my existence? And what if it never happened? Which it probably won't. There are so many hundreds and hundreds of people working for the same things that I am, just as hard as I am, and some of them probably much harder,' he said in yesterday's New York Times Magazine. 'But, what if that is what really mattered most and it never came about? 'Well, what sort of dried-up, shrivelled-up, disappointed, frustrated old prune of a man would I be then? ' 'Poor ol' Jimmy Carter. He never got his prize.' '