The Nation: JIMMY'S MIXED SIGNALS

"I want the American people to understand my character, my weaknesses, the kind of person lam. " —Jimmy Carter

Stumping the country for some 21 months now, Candidate Carter has revealed a great deal about himself. At times he has been extraordinarily —even embarrassingly—candid about his personal views on subjects ranging from religion to lust. Yet many of Carter's strong supporters still regard him as an;enigma, a kind of populist Hamlet whose cross-purposes and mixed signals have so jammed the nation's sen sory network that little more than static has emerged at the...

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