From CNN’s Politcal Ticker blog:
As the nation prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, a leading Democrat is not letting up in his criticism of President George W. Bush.
“I really do believe President Bush is the worst president we’ve ever had,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
With all due respect Senator I think your historical compass is a little out of whack… I’m no fan of the Bush Administration but I wouldn’t go so far as to call him “the worst president we’ve ever had”. That honor without a doubt belongs to Herbert Hoover.
Personally, I’d rate Bush well ahead of James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Calvin Coolidge, Jimmy Carter or Richard Nixon.
Ultimately I think history will judge Dubya well in the war on terror but his record on domestic issues is mediocre.