Meanwhile, Carter's 78-year-old daughter Ella Fleming said that her father would not be driving anymore.
As Carter writes, “Within the limits of the energy [Letterman] was now willing to expend, he was still trying.”
And the conversion of this onetime supporter of President Carter to a leader of a conservative movement was complete.
“Carter and Obama did indeed come from the far fringes of the American establishment,” Carter speechwriter Jerry Doolittle says.
Then Carter saw Mace, ten to fifteen yards in front of the truck, crawling on his elbows, trying to reach them.
She arose as she said this, so Carter had no other alternative than to follow her into the royal presence.
"He's not dead," said Carter, putting his hand over Porter's heart.
It was very near the minute appointed for her to meet Carter at the square.
"He's just bad, ma'am," Carter was saying, as Mike reached the steps.
Mr. Carter the while sat by, saying nothing, but looking daggers.