A nation trusted him
An article on Walter Cronkite. Two excerpts:
— Jimmy Carter was the smartest president Cronkite met, and the only one who bothered to actually read the lengthy bills passed by Congress. “He knew so much about everything and was not timid about telling you about it.”
— Our arrogant stand in nearly all our diplomatic approaches to the rest of the world with this administration has been such as to deeply embarrass the United States,” declared Cronkite. His sarcasm was quietly withering.
Nowadays, most people seem to remember Jimmy Carter as the bumbling idiot who builds houses.