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Rosalynn Carter: From mental health to Camp David to the campaign trail, she made her mark

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2023
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Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

I have an indelible image of Rosalynn Carter in my mind. She is sitting aboard an Air Force jet late at night and everyone on the aircraft – staff, Secret Service, Air Force stewards, journalists – is exhausted and asleep. We had left Andrews Air Force Base before dawn, hitting three or four cities during the rough and tumble 1980 presidential reelection campaign. We were on our way to an overnight stop somewhere in the United States.

Aside from the Air Force pilots, Mrs. Carter is the only one awake. As I open my bleary...

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