Sorry to disappoint you, but I am not a fan of George "the lesser" as you refer to him. He, like the present administration, never met a spendong bill he didn't like. It took him well into his second term before he vetoed a bill and then it was about stem cells!!! Actually, I believe the spending spree by the republicans under George was the start of the decline of the party.
I believe that George will go down in history with a plus for responding to 9/11 but little else. I also sincerely believe that the current resident of the white house will be labelled as one of the worst presidents in modern times, rivaling Carter in that category. The man has absolutely no understaning of the economy or business, and came to office with no experience in foreign policy and a naivete and arrogance that has alienated our friends (Great Britain and Israel) and encouraged our enemies North Korea, Iran, etc.).
Only God knows if Romney could have done a better job, but it would have been worth a try.