In what is at least the column of the day, our friend Hugh Hewitt asks if Obama is the worst president ever. Hugh works the Obama-Carter comparison to render an affirmative judgment.
Reading the column closely, I infer that Hugh might call it a tie on a per day basis. But Hugh is clearly right to recognize that Obama is “worsting” Carter, and not just because Obama will have two terms to pile up the destruction. Carter was capable of confessing error and learning something. He also appointed a few regulators who made some constructive regulatory reforms. Obama will leave us a legacy of ruin:
[T]he prospect of 39 more months of the anti-president at the helm is daunting. No plans for anything except bus tours and college campus speeches, no idea how to invigorate a sputtering economy or trim a bloated budget. Just miles and miles to go before we can can all sleep without the prospect of seeing him the next day, yet again, making another meaningless speech or filibustering another softball question from a kept White House press.
Hey, Hugh, what about James Buchanan?