POLITICS: Carter: Swimming Upstream

This is the third of a series examining the candidates for the presidency.

Jimmy Carter, claims one veteran home-state politician with grudging admiration, is like a south Georgia turtle.

"It won't swim around or crawl over a log; it just puts its head against the log and keeps pushing." Currently, the silver-flecked, blond head of Georgia's former Governor can be seen pushing and pushing hard—pushing to win the Democratic Party's 1976 presidential nomination. Carter, who has been determinedly pursuing delegates since last December, is now making surprising progress.

Jimmy who? That derisive question...

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