What a surprise. The worst
The magnitude of Jimmy Carter’s disaster as president is exceeded only by his messianic moralizing; in fact, the two phenomena are inseparable. Many have interpreted his activities since leaving office as a quest for redemption, but Carter has never felt the need to redeem himself, only the rest of humanity. If anything, his failure seems to have convinced him of his own absolute moral authority, the very same kind he accuses conservatives of wielding. It's remarkable how the sin of pride visits even those who have no business with it.
In a less forgiving country, Carter would have been disqualified from offering his views on foreign policy the moment he left office on January 20, 1981, which, considering who took his place, should be remembered as one of the truly great days in American history.