My favorite putative GOP presidential candidate, Indiana governor Mitch Daniels slightly disappointed me the other day… when asked, in the 5th segment of his UncommonKnowledge interview, about his heroes in U.S. history, he failed to name Calvin Coolidge. He also did not name the two presidents he served, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
He DID name George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt (“with reservations”) and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
While I wouldn’t presume to edit that list, I certainly think Coolidge is a fine role model, if not a hero, to any responsible candidate. And I am a little nonplussed that a military theme does appear to run through that list of heroes.