Since Jimmy Carter, religious fundamentalists play a major role in elections. He was the first president who made a point of exhibiting himself as a born again Christian. That sparked a little light in the minds of political campaign managers: Pretend to be a religious fanatic and you can pick up a third of the vote right away. Nobody asked whether Lyndon Johnson went to church every day. Bill Clinton is probably about as religious as I am, meaning zero, but his managers made a point of making sure that every Sunday morning he was in the Baptist church singing hymns.
Even Jimmy Carter can't be wrong all the time.
Mikhail Gorbachev was the Jimmy Carter of the Communist bloc. The Russians hate him.
If I hadn't been so outspoken, Jimmy Carter wouldn't have wanted me.