The only president never elected president or vice president liked to deprecate himself as “a Ford, not a Lincoln”. And while he was president, the National League representative of his favorite city was definitely no Big Red Machine.
Sounds about right.
An interim manager thrust to the helm of an outfit in dire need of steady, reassuring guidance following an age of tumult.
Low-key in a town chock full o’ self-promoters.
Universally liked by those with whom he served.
Probably not destined to keep the job all that long no matter who begged his pardon.
By all accounts, by whatever standards one chooses to interpret the won-lost record, a good and decent man.
As presidents go, Jerry Ford wasn’t a Lincoln. He was America’s very own Roy McMillan.