Thank you, Summers. I appreciate your response. I presume you think Obama and Carter share some of the same (highly objectionable) weaknesses? I, too, remember Carter. And when he was president, I really didn't like his policies. Reagan was my man back then. And I was ecstatic when he was elected in '80 and then again in '84. In the last 24 years, though, I have revised my views on both Carter and Reagan. Carter has grown on me--not just as a good human being but as a president. And Reagan--though I still love him--has come to seem less and less the good president I took him to be.