Ford’s 241 and 40.8 million popular votes to Ford’s 39.1 million.
Jimmy Carter aspired to make Government "competent and compassionate," responsive to the American people and their expectations.
- Christies Auction Carter was not eligible for a second term as governor, so about halfway through his four-year term, he decided he would seek the presidency of the United States.
He began an exhausting schedule of campaigning as soon as his term ended, sensing the mood of the country was anti-Washington and the people were interested in an outsider who was untainted by the insider politics of the Nixon era.
Carter's application, as Governor, for membership in the Playboy Club.
The personal identifying information was likely completed by a secretary.
He won the nomination on the first ballot of the Democratic National Convention in New York and chose Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota as his running mate.
Carter achieved a narrow victory in the November, 1976 general elections by sweeping most of the South, winning 297 electoral votes to incumbent Gerald R.
His achievements were notable, but in an era of rising energy costs, mounting inflation, and continuing tensions, it was impossible for his administration to meet these high expectations.
Carter was inaugurated on January 20, 1977, and after taking the oath of office, he and his family walked to the White House.
He was the eldest of the four children of James Earl Carter and Lillian Gordy Carter.