🔗 Dana on Carter: “His entire political life lasted just 14 years.”
Talk about how you get defined!
Carter didn’t enter politics until he was 42, running for State Senate. While Governor in 1973 he appeared on the game show “What’s My Life,” saying he was running for President. While the panelists weren’t blindfolded, no one recognized him. His entire political life lasted just 14 years.
Jimmy Carter was a man completely outside his time, and outside his place, from the moment of his birth until his death. He wasn’t a great orator. He wasn’t a wartime leader. Yet no one in 20th century America has proven more important, based on the strength of his example, and his steadfast belief that we can be better than we are.