He’s been a pretty good president so far, but he’s no superhero. And, as with Jimmy Carter, that isn’t enough for reporters accustomed to cynicism after covering a supervillain,
He lost 49 states in 1984 to Ronald Reagan, but in his quiet and modest way he left a legacy that endures beyond that electoral defeat.
The unspoken rule among former presidents is that they keep silent on the actions of their successors. Carter has never felt bound by this.
In Rick Perlstein’s "Reaganland," Jimmy Carter beat the Republicans’ Southern Strategy in 1976 but got overwhelmed by it in 1980. What happened in between?
How could Trump snatch a declaration of victory from the jaws of de facto defeat in the Taliban peace deal? That was the question.
Visitors are asked to take up “Jimmy Carter’s challenge,” basically a commitment to undertake acts of kindness toward our fellow human beings.
His presidency is a cautionary tale of what happens if Democrats are divided.