Who Would Make The Worst President?

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9.

112 years ago, the following question was asked–“Who would make the worst President–and why?”

Answer: “The Man Elected.”

“Because whatever he does, or does not do, will be wrong. For every appointment that he makes, the multitudinous applicants and their sponsors will know that he made the worst possible selection.

If he recommends tariff revision, or deprecates it, or is silent about it–it will be all the same–he will be wrong. Every act of his administration, all of his dealings with States (sovereign or otherwise), with Congress and his fellow-man, whether in accordance with the Constitution or not, will be contrary to what each and every one of the rival candidates would have done, and therefore he is worse than any of those who might have occupied the Presidential chair.

The Man Elected will make the worst President because after taking the oath of office he can not and will not act, at one and the same time, in accordance with the dictates, desires, or opinions of every political party, nor of every financial interest, corporation, organization, society and individual existing in this broad, free and critical land of ours.” Source: P.E.T., LIFE; Volume 50, Part 2; 1907.


WHO appoints our leaders?

  • And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: Daniel 2:21
  • Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13:1

GotQuestions ⇒”The Bible says that God is sovereign. This means that HE is ultimately in control of everything, not just some things. He is in control of the weather (Psalm 148:8), life and death (Psalm 104:29-30), and even seemingly inconsequential happenings (Proverbs 16:33). God’s sovereignty extends to the rulers of nations. “Wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them.” (Daniel 2:20-21).