Yea, the hostage crisis and that one speech fucked him.
Tbh, that speech of his, about self reliance and sacrifice for the greater good was a very good speech. It should have been quite the wakeup call.
If you want to see where the modern Qfucks get their attitude from, look at the reaction to Carter’s speech. The very notion of asking Americans to “sacrifice” for their country and for their countrymen was enough to sink a reelection. Because many Americans are entitled shitstains.
It’s hard to say what would have happened with Hitler. If he had risen to prominence when Germany was not in a massive depression, and had he not had the influence of his time in WWI, he may have been a different man.
No one is born evil, their situation and upbringing make them so.