Jimmy Carter's renaissance
Jimmy Carter speaks to the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church before teaching Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Former President Jimmy Carter, six administrations later, is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again, AP's Bill Barrow writes.
Why it matters: It's quite a turnabout for a man who largely receded from party politics after his presidency, often without being missed by his party's leaders in Washington, where he was an outsider even as a White House resident.
- Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar have all ventured to Plains, Georgia, to meet with Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, who is 91.
- Booker and Buttigieg also attended the Sunday School class Carter teaches.
Fun fact: Carter voted for Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in Georgia's 2016 presidential primary.
- Buttigieg said he and Carter "talked about being viewed as coming out of nowhere."