Lacking in statesmanship? Hmmm...saw the fall of the Berlin Wall, drove the USSR into economic collapse, convinced Libya to give up terrorism (mostly), cut taxes, increased incentives for business, saw interest rates drop from 12.5 to 4.4, saw unemployment drop from 7.5 to 5.4......
There is a reason he won re-election in 84 with 59% of the vote and 525 electoral votes (Mondale carried his home state of Minnesota).
"We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Reagan at Brandenburg Gate - "tear down this wall" - YouTube
And he loved horses and riding. Not bad, IMHO.