A View From Middle England - Conservative with a slight libertarian touch - For Christian charity and traditional belief - Free Enterprise NOT Covert Corporatism

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Gerald Ford

I thought Gerald Ford was an excellent president. A man of compassion, integrity and common sense. It was a pity he didn't get elected in 1976, but then in a democracy election isn't everything. Many people muttered about the fact that he never ran for national office but only sought re-election. I hardly think it matters. Gerald Ford was there because the system allowed for it. He had to contend with the fact that he took over from two very flawed characters. He brought dignity back to the Presidency. America needed that!

Being the longest living former president, Ford saw how things changed since he left office. Some good things, some bad things, but mostly just the stuff of life. He witnessed a further 30 years, and only intervened when he felt he had something to say. He was a good man!


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