The Press: Doing a Job on Jimmy

As a candidate who promises to tell no lies, says he is not really a politician and exudes confidence occasionally bordering on arrogance, Jimmy Carter invites close scrutiny. As one of the more successful candidates so far in a jam-packed field for the Democratic presidential nomination—and as an outsider in the view of the Democratic establishment—he is getting it. But he seems to be getting it with such vengeance that the attacks on the former Georgia Governor are themselves becoming an extraordinary phenomenon.

Columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak have blasted him for "fibbing." Manhattan's Village Voice has lambasted him in...

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