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Jimmy Carter Autographed Book - Why Not the Best? - Published While Campaigning for President

Inv# AM1028   Autograph

Book written and signed by Jimmy Carter (1924-), President of the U.S. Author of national bestsellers. Broadmen Press, Nashville, Tennessee, 1975, 1977, 208 pp. Written while he was campaigning for the presidency. Regular Edition with Colorful Dust Jacket.

On December 12, 1974, Carter announced his presidential campaign at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. His speech contained themes of domestic inequality, optimism, and change. Upon his entrance in the Democratic primaries, he was competing against sixteen other candidates, and was considered to have little chance against the more nationally known politicians like Wallace. His name recognition was two percent, and his opponents derisively asked "Jimmy Who?". In response to this, Carter began to emphasize his name and what he stood for, stating "My name is Jimmy Carter, and I'm running for president."

This strategy proved successful; by mid-March 1976, Carter was not only far ahead of the active contenders for the presidential nomination, but against incumbent Republican president Gerald Ford by a few percentage points. As the Watergate scandal was still fresh in the voters' minds, Carter's position as an outsider, distant from Washington, D.C. proved helpful. He promoted government reorganization. In June, Carter published a memoir titled Why Not the Best? to help introduce himself to the American public. Read more at

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Price: $325.00