I could not disagree more. He was a very flawed human being for sure, but FAR better than most in politics today. By a long stretch. We are way worse off for losing him.We're better for having him gone.
A courageous military man, turned bitter, self-aggrandizing, cantankerous, old fool.
thisHe endured more as a result of his service to our country than 99.9% of us will ever face. Agree with his politics or not, he then was elected and reelected by the people he served for 30 years. I respect that immensely. A lifelong Republican until the party left my values behind, I did not vote for him in 2008 because I judged him too quick to anger and thus not suitable to be POTUS. My assessment of that unsuitability for that role does not mean he was not worthy of my respect for so many other of his contributions and dedication. People are not monoliths and are certainly fallible. He knew that as well. Still having lost his bid for the presidency he did not slink off in anger and pout continuously publicly blaming everyone else for his loss. He accepted the judgement of the American people and continued to serve.
Fair Winds Captain. Thank you for your service sir.