I have always felt that Jimmy Carter was a much better president than we deserved. He was a straight shooter who was not afraid to take an unpopular stand. Yet his gentle manner and an unfortunate tendency to micromanage got him into trouble. Dave Johnson over at Smirking Chimp takes a look at the Carter legacy and asks if at least some of Carter's poor reputation doesn't come from the Right's, what is now being called the Denial Industry.
I don't think he makes a good case for this, but the article is worth a look for what it says about Carter.