Those Crazy Carter Years
This is an article from a 1992 issue of “The Spectator,” a campus publication at Washington and Lee University. It prepares the University for Carter’s appearance on campus to speak. Various aspects of the Carter presidency are outlined in the article, but it cites the Iran Hostage Crisis as a defining moment for Carter’s presidency. Carter’s failed handling of the crisis was “the final nail in Carter’s coffin,” giving him no chance of reelection after this ordeal. The article also mentions the potential scandal involving negotiations between Reagan and Iran to keep the hostages until he was president to show his ability as a fit leader, but the article says the theory is far-fetched and reflects “Carter revisionism”.