Jimmy Carter Autographed Book - Why Not the Best? - Published While Campaigning for PresidentInv# AM1027 Autograph
Jimmy Carter (1924-), President of the U.S. Author of national bestsellers. Presidential Edition. Broadman Press, Nashville, Tennessee, 1975, 1977, 208 pp. Written while he was campaigning for the presidency. Neatly autographed by Carter. Choice Condition. Comes in its original Sales Box. Great!!
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carter
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