Nation: The President and the Phantom

Politeness in Boston, coy courtship in Chicago

There they were, only a seat apart on the dais: the President and the Senator who would be President. Jimmy Carter rose to praise the Senator's late brother for having "summoned our nation out of complacency." Then he listened attentively as the Senator described his brother's Administration as "years of grace, trust and hope," and vowed: "The journey never ends, the dream shall never die." The scene at the dedication of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston was symbolic of Jimmy Carter's week; nearly everywhere he...

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