President Obama says that Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to ever run for President. She certainly has great credentials being the Secretary of State, Senior Senator from New York and First Lady. But here is something to think about. President James Buchanan was even more qualified.
James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives and later the Senate, then served as Minister to Russia under President Andrew Jackson. He was named Secretary of State under President James K. Polk, and is to date the last former Secretary of State to serve as President of the United States. After Buchanan turned down an offer to sit on the Supreme Court, President Franklin Pierce appointed him Ambassador to the United Kingdom, in which capacity he helped draft the Ostend Manifesto. He was then elected President in 1856.
But guess what? Mr. Buchanan is considered by many historians to be the worst President ever. His legacy is siding with the South and making no effort to end slavery or stop the Southern States from succeeding. In his inaugural address, Buchanan called the territorial issue of slavery “happily, a matter of but little practical importance.” He had been tipped off about the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case, which came shortly after the inauguration. Buchanan supported the theory that states and territories have a right to determine if they would allow slavery.
So...this isn't a political endorsement. I'm just saying to sometimes having a great resume doesn't always equate to success on the job.