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The Carter Administration was like a broken candy cane.
1. Disappointing:The Carter Administration was disappointing like a broken candy cane because it failed to meet the people's expectations. The Carter Administration couldn't rescue the hostages in Iran until after well over a year. It refused to exchange the shah, who was responsible for the deaths of many who opposed him, for the lives of 52 Americans. Although in the end, the hostages survived, a number of them were tortured before their release.
2. Unhealthy:The Carter Administration was unhealthy like a candy cane because of its failure to help the economy. The health and lifestyles of Americans suffered as a result of stagflation. Under the Carter Administration, America was unable to recover. The Carter Administration was unhealthy for the country.
3. Unwanted:The Carter Administration was unwanted like a broken candy cane. As a result of inflation, recession, the hostage crisis and other issues, Carter's popularity continued to decline until the election. Even though voters lacked enthusiasm for either candidate, Ronald Reagan won the election by a landslide. People had lost faith in Carter, and his "peanut farmer" image no longer was sufficient to appeal to voters.
4. Failing:The Carter Administration failed like a broken candy cane. Economists did not even think it was possible for inflation and recession to happen at the same time, but during Carter's presidency, it did. The Carter Administration failed to improve the nation's economy, and to retrieve the hostages in Iran.