Most here on the thread including I, disagree.
You are too close to the history.
100 years from now he will be seen that way, just like Calhoun, Clay, and Webster were seen that way from the point of view of 100 years later. Those three obviously did not agree with each other, and it would be impossible for any of us to agree with all of their positions.
But we can agree that regarding the institution of the Senate, they were great men who upheld its traditions more fully and served more wisely as they saw it than did most of their contemporaries.
Ask yourself what Senators from the past 40 years will be remembered by name in the year 2100. Byrd and Dole are quite obvious choices. You don’t have to like their politics to agree with that.