Jimmy Carter was a welcome change from the Nixon Era. Ford and Carter were pretty much aware of needing to be low key after what the country had been through. They were just caretakers until we were ready for a real President again with Reagan.
Yet Reagan sold weapons to Iran in exchange for trying free some hostages in Lebanon. Money was also sent to Nicaragua . That was some stellar diplomacy that did not work out in the long run.
yeah I am sure Reagan prayed and did a few hail Mary's to keep it a secret. Until it exploded.
Savings and Loan crisis which was caused by Regan removing loopholes and the walls came tumbling down
results - $125 billion government has to use to keep the industry afloat. Thus increasing the budget deficits.
The gift that keeps on giving. Well Regan was a religious person. The great communicator or the great actor?