My other Carter story comes from a conversation I had a couple years ago with an economist who's about my age, a man who said that one reason he and his family moved from town A to town B in his metropolitan area was that, in town B, they didn't feel like they were the only Republicans on their block.
Anyway, this guy described himself as a "Jimmy Carter Republican."
Me: You mean you liked Carter's policies on deregulation?
Him: No. I mean that Jimmy Carter made me a Republican.
Andrew Gelman at Statistical Modeling