President Ford was never elected by the country. In fact, he never even won a statewide race, but he played a vital role in the healing of a country. When he pardoned Nixon, it cost him an election, but he thought it was the right thing to do. When he was a Congressman he would fight the good fight against his Democratic brethren and then they would go out for beers together. He believed that you could disagree with someone but respect their commitment and be their friend.
History will never call Gerald Ford one of our greatest Presidents, but frankly, we could use a few more politicians like him today to show the purveyors of the politics of division how our government is supposed to work. (Are you listening Karl Rove?)
Thank you President Ford, Rest in Peace.
CNN Coverage President Ford's Funeral