Since history is mostly written now by liberal fools, they would declare him a total failure versus the fawning admiration they show now. Doris Kearns Goodwin would describe him as a misogynist abuser of women instead of a loving caring family man.
I agree entirely, which tells us just how big a problem we have with the current alignment of the media.
In a different recent thread here there was a comment by Justice Beyer in which he basically said that elected politicians were, by virtue of their success getting elected, ‘experts’ on popularity.
This underscores how important popularity and public perception are in public policy. The problem is that what is ‘popular’ can be fairly handily manipulated in a media driven society (which is why companies spend so much money advertising). When the media are almost all from a single ideological camp, they can have dramatic effects on what is perceived as mainstream and what is popular.
If we don’t develop very aggressive and effective means to counter the bulk effect of the media (and the entertainment industry) on what is defined as ‘mainstream’ and popular in society we will have a very hard time stopping the insidious effects of the left on our nation.