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Jimmy Carter Speaks
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At this year’s Democratic National Convention, former President Jimmy Carter addressed his party’s delegates by saying, “I do not despair for our country. I believe tonight, as I always have, that the essential decency, compassion, and common sense of the American people will prevail.”

The co-founder of an internationally renowned humanitarian organization with his wife Rosalynn and the winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, Jimmy Carter may have stepped down as American President but not as a leader on the world stage. In this year’s election campaign Carter has been the soft-spoken voice of conscience, powerfully articulating what the Democratic Party and the John Kerry-John Edwards ticket stand for.

Hear to hear Jimmy Carter’s reflections on the 2004 presidential election and the Democrats’ battle for the White House.

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Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States and winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. He is chairman of the Carter Center and the author of numerous books, including the bestselling memoir “An Hour Before Daylight.” His best-selling novel is “The Hornet’s Nest: A Novel of the Revolutionary War.”

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