Friday, December 29, 2006

Gerald Ford #38

After hearing all the accolades and eulogies for the former President, Gerald Ford, something came to mind.

Gerald Ford may for all time be our only President that never even aspired to be President! His aspiration was to be Speaker of the House. Any yet, like a story from the Old Testament, he was thrust upon the Presidency as a result of an appointment and a resignation.

He was the right man for the time. All this was going on when I was a Senior at Nathan Hale and just becoming politically aware of things.

Contrast that situation to the way we elect Presidents and compare him to the candidates we now have. He was not elected with PAC money and certainly no one could accuse him of being power hungry or grand-standing.

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