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 .