While I didn't think Kirstie did well in the group dance, which was pretty much a mess for everyone on their team, I certainly thought she did better with her quickstep than Cloris Leachman did with any of her dances. I don't think it's fair to compare her to Cloris. She may not be as good as the rest of the dancers who are left. I have no problem with admitting that. But she's better than Cloris.
As a side note, I was in the Confederate Museum in New Orleans on Friday, and one of the volunteers there was an extra in North and South and said that he saw Kirstie up close several times during the filming and described her as being "the most gorgeous woman I've ever seen." Now, granted, that was a few decades ago now, but I thought Kirstie fans might still appreciate hearing it. Heck, I suppose Kirstie herself might too.