Well, I can't say I have much of a memory of him. It was the first election that I can actually remember and Mondale lost badly.
It's too bad, maybe if the succession went from Carter to Mondale, the cities would be vibrant and there may have been proper mental health infrastructure, that is now just assumed by prisons anyway.
It's too bad.....but Reagan is still remembered as an overall decent president any way.
So anyway, even if he was only good for getting Electoral votes out of Minnesota and DC and not much more......he fought the good fight.....and now doesn't have to fight any more.