The Mighty Hitch Takes On Jimmy Carter

Just how bad a president was Jimmy Carter? So bad that Eugene McCarthy voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980!

Writes the Hitch:

I once had quite an argument with the late Sen. Eugene McCarthy, who maintained
adamantly that it had been right for him to vote for Ronald Reagan in 1980 for no other reason. "Mr. Carter," he said, "quite simply abdicated the whole responsibility of the presidency while in office. He left the nation at the mercy of its enemies at home and abroad. He was the worst president we ever had."

Hitchens, of course, has a soft spot Nixon as the worst president ever, but places Jimmy a close second, it seems. RTWT.