Jimmy Carter’s presidency looks better now than in 1980. Is there a lesson for Joe Biden?

A photo taken in 1978 shows President Jimmy Carter at his desk at the White House. AFP via Getty Images/Tribune News Service

LOS ANGELES (Tribune News Service) — History isn’t kind to one-term presidents, at least in the short run.

For most of the last 40 years, Jimmy Carter’s presidency has been widely remembered as an epic failure, the cautionary tale of a politician who was soundly rejected by voters when he sought a second term in 1980.

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