Carter hasn’t lost charm on Gaston County

October 14, 2007 at 9:14 am 4 comments


(Gazette Photo)

Former President, Jimmy Carter, made a stop in Gastonia on Friday to promote his newest book, “Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Diseases, Building Hope“.


He was a bit late, or so the “waiters-in-line” were told. But it was worth the experience to see a living former US president. He looked old and tired and still had the charm that the textile workers from the mid-70’s remember. Mr. Carter may not have had the “greatest presidency” or been the “most beloved” president, but he has done the most with his post-presidential life.

Nobel laureate, statesman, philanthropist, author, and world-traveler just to name a few expressions that follow his name.

Thank you Mr. President,  for remembering Gaston County and your ties to our area.



Entry filed under: Books, Community, Front Porch, Gaston County, Habitat for Humanity, Housing, Jimmy Carter, Life, News, Peace, Politics, Small Town, Textile workers, The Carter Center, Visitors.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  October 15, 2007 at 9:21 am

    Sadly, Carter has become more and radical with age. His Habitat work is commendable, but his outlandish statements of late have tarnished his image. He’s become a sad , off-base , and bitter person.

  • 2. belmontfrontporch  |  October 15, 2007 at 9:47 am

    With age comes the willingness to express opinions that in an earlier day and time might have been inappropriate. We appreciate his current viewpoints. Criticisms that Mr. Carter expresses are followed up by the work and mission of the Carter Center to offer solutions to the problems of the world.

  • 3. Geno  |  October 15, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    Well, at least I know the political bent of this forum now! LOL

  • 4. belmontfrontporch  |  October 16, 2007 at 8:02 am

    don’t be so sure…


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