I have gone after Mr. Carter from time to time. I pointedly supported Ronald Reagan in 1980, but still believe that Carter gets a bum rap in certain quarters. While he had a number of high profile missteps, he also accomplished a very great deal, including the Panama Canal Treaties, peace between Israel and Egypt, and significant deregulation of interstate business domestically. Perhaps it is time to re-evaluate the Carter presidency. He insists that the biggest reason he has a reputation as "failed" is because he was not re-elected. He might have a point.