|Former President Jimmy Carter|
The Worst President In Recent Memory
The similarities between these two presidents are uncanny. Both campaigned for their initial election under the mantra of "change." Both entered the Whitehouse during an energy crisis and recession. Both made the energy crisis and recession markedly worse. Both advocated big government spending and growth as the solution to the problem. Both saw remarkable failures in Middle East policy. When national problems reached their peak, both men shrugged their shoulders and blamed Americans for the problems. Neither men were leaders, and both were content to let their advisers shape their policies.
In the end, Jimmy Carter resorted to scare tactics in an attempt to destroy his political opponent (Ronald Reagan), which ultimately failed resulting in Carter's political defeat in 1980. It is reasonable to expect Barack Obama's reelection campaign to attempt a similar strategy.