He was most emphatically not a Lincoln.
He was a nice guy (ask Jimmy Carter) with a really tough job.
He deserves a ton of credit for the job he did, after Nixon, Viet Nam and Watergate.
Hell, he even survived a couple of assassination attempts.
The best president of the 70s, by far (really, really far).
I know that's not the most ringing epitaph, but it's more than I can say about any Democrat in memory.