First of all I want to establish that I think Gerald R. Ford was a good man, even a great man in his simplicity. He personified Grand Rapids, Michigan-Christian, decent, values driven, honest, straightforward, a family man, a man dedicated to the service of his fellow human beings and his country. He stepped in and pulled this country back together in the wake of the escalating abuse of power and the felonious behavior of the Nixon administration in the aftermath of Watergate and Vietnam. He stepped into the Presidency of the United States when we desperately needed stability and steadiness at the helm. He was a man of the people for the basic reason that he never forgot his own humanity. He had the rare ability to demonstrate both strength and humility throughout his Presidency.
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