Nation: Issues, Addresses and Protocol

On the road, a sense of verve and a moment of euphoria

"Viva Jimmy! Hola Jimmy!" shouted tens of thousands of exuberant Panamanians last week as they greeted Jimmy Carter at a rally in Panama City's Cinco de Mayo Plaza. While the President beamed, Strongman Omar Torrijos kissed Rosalynn and declared that her husband "had the courage to throw himself without a parachute into the pages of history." It was a euphoric moment, the high point of a week in which Carter moved with energy and briskness through a busy schedule of diplomatic and domestic events.

He started out at the White...

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