From very early on in the Obama administration Glenn Reynolds has asserted that a rerun of the Carter era is a best-case scenario. Today he expands on the theme in a Washington Examiner column that updates his thesis. Here is his lead paragraph:
People on the right have been comparing President Obama with Jimmy Carter for a while now: The rise from nowhere via inexplicable press adulation, the smarmy moralizing, the excessive faith in his own abilities, the tendency of everything he touches to turn to crap — all seem eerily reminiscent of the Carter presidency.
But don’t be misled. Glenn concludes: “[B]ad as Carter was, Obama is shaping up to be worse. Much worse.”