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Jimmy Carter

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I guess my biggest failure was not getting reelected. [The loss taught me] not to ever let American hostages be held for 444 days in a foreign country without extracting them. I did the best I could, but I failed.
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Interview with Big Think, in reference to the 1980 presidential election, and the Iran hostage crisis, December 14, 2010.
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"Carter: Biggest failure was '80 loss". Politico (Politico). December 14, 2010. 

 
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