Jimmy Carter may only have served one troubled term as president, but he has served the four decades since as the most respected of elder statesmen. George H.W. Bush quietly retired in 1993, passing his family’s political ambitions on to George and Jeb. It is said that Gerald Ford seriously considered returning as vice president for a second time around in 1980, before committing to the clubhouse and the boardroom. But all of them could have made another tilt at the presidency if they had wanted to. Technically, the 95-year-old Carter still can.
And, should he lose the election this November, so too could Donald Trump.
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