We are selfish. We expect a group of people all meshed into one person. We want a combination of Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Rambo, The Terminator, Batman and Spiderman all wrapped up into one person to lead this country. So out of the 44 Presidents we have had already to lead Americans, who of them stand out as the most memorable? Did or does any of them fill that place in great leadership history? Some presidents we don’t even remember their names, so forget about their legacy.
We recently saw our president Obama cry as he commented on the senseless shooting of those innocent children in Newtown as he said on December 14, 2012 “ They had their entire lives ahead of them. Birthdays, Graduations, Weddings” as he wiped a tear from his eyes. We cried with our President.
We somehow remember John Adams as being one of our greatest Presidents. Well, maybe for one thing he was the only one of our founding fathers who never owned a slave when it was the normal thing to have in those days. Read any one of David McCullough’s books about the presidents and you will feel like you were in the same room with John Adams back in the 1700’s. We were civil with our President.
Our Presidents should be reassuring. On March 4, 1933 Franklyn D. Roosevelt told us, ”The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” We have that sentence still echoing in our brains 80 years later where most of us wasn’t even born to hear those words for ourselves.
We are hopeful with our Presidents.
They were all great speakers who delivered moving speeches. Speeches that lift us to want us to attain higher achievements than we might not believe that we are capable of. Yes our guys show leadership.