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Square Dancers Wield Political Clout (Just Ask Jimmy Carter)

Former President Jimmy Carter attributed the launch of his political career to his fellow square dancers in a Time magazine article published Jan. 30, 2012 (page 64).

In the interview article, Carter told writer Belinda Luscombe that during his first-ever political campaign in 1962, his square dance friends campaigned for him throughout his district.

He said he won the election by a narrow margin. Luscombe quotes Carter as saying that he probably would have left politics had he lost that first election. And Carter admits he probably wouldn’t have been president if he hadn’t been a square dancer.

So square dancers, you’re in good company!

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