DEMOCRATS: Taking Jimmy Seriously

Suddenly he is no longer Jimmy Who?

Barnstorming the nation, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, 51, has begun to emerge as the fastest of the dark horses racing for the Democratic presidential nomination. Last week the pleasant, soft-spoken candidate with the picket fence of white teeth and the mod, silver-flecked blond hair scored a minor coup. Casting a straw vote for presidential candidates, 67% of the 1,049 delegates to Florida's Democratic state convention gave their ballots to Carter. The rest of the field got humiliatingly small totals, particularly his archrival, Alabama Governor George Wallace, who garnered 5.4%.

Not even the congenitally optimistic...

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