The Nation: The Carters: Spreading Like Moss

"How many Carters are there, for heaven's sake?" asked a bewildered Florida Democrat, who in one hard-breathing campaign week had been buttonholed by Jimmy, had his hand squeezed by Son Jack and received the "sweetest phone call you ever heard" from Wife Rosalynn. Like the Spanish moss that flourishes in the South, the Carters are conspicuous, tenacious and at times overwhelming. Most of them will be at the convention. If the pater familias is elected President, a Carter Administration will be a family affair.

WIFE ROSALYNN (pronounced Rose-lun) is politically, as well as...

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