Presidents’ Day: Who Do You Love?

There have been many beloved presidents and many overlooked and forgotten. Some say all McKinley ever did for the people was get shot and others have no respect for Kennedy because of his personal life. Who do you like and why?

My favorites?

FDR Fireside ChatFDR: I started reading No Ordinary Time last year (enormous book) and this was quite a man and a people’s president. He never took impossible for an answer and that goes a long way with me!

Lincoln MemorialLincoln: A very smart and compassionate man who might have been a lot happier in another line of work and nonetheless held a divided nation together and helped to abolish slavery.

JFK OvalKennedy: Despite not being his older brother Joe, having Addison’s disease and debilitating back pain, and having gotten by as the class clown of the senate, he restored the people’s faith in government and gave them hope.

Obama Oval Obama: Maybe it’s because I wake up every day rejoicing that I don’t have to bare witness to the previous administration ever again, but I love this President six ways ’till Sunday and then it all starts again. I never thought I’d see the day an American President would do that thing he did on C-Span, what with the out in the open calling a spade a spade, but I kid you not I used to dream about it at night as a girl. Government is distinct from politics, one is a matter of service and the other of self-interest. Not much good can come with the latter in domination and this President is trying to do something about that…and it makes me feel like this is the leader I’ve been waiting for my whole idealistic little life!


Hillery eventually learned not to say everything that came to mind. Some were too good not to write down.

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