Our First Great President
George Washington was unique. At no time in history has a revolutionary leader not become the dictator of the country of which he has just led the insurrection. As our first president, everything he said, wrote, and did became a precedent for all presidents that followed. His greatest legacy was the peaceful transfer of power to his successor.
Our Second Great President
Abraham Lincoln seemed to be larger than life. He was a great thinker and speaker, and he told great stories. He was able to communicate his thoughts and ideas better than any President before or since. His speeches were legendary, and his most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address, was only 271 words long. His legacy was the end of slavery.
Our Third Great President
Franklin Roosevelt was also a great communicator, and used the new radio medium to distinct advantage. His “fireside chats” calmed the frayed nerves of many Americans during the dark days of the Great Depression. He guided our country through the most challenging period in human history, the Second World War, and left a legacy of programs that are still with us today.
The Next Great President
Our Next Great President will be elected in 2020, 2024, or 2028. There will be an epic crisis that will challenge this president to prove the country’s belief in him or her was well founded. The person in charge when the crisis hits must be able to cope with the international and domestic issues that arise. When that time comes, let us hope that this person can handle these challenges, and leads us into the next American epoch of global leadership and respect as the Next Great President of the United States.
The Next Great President provides a biographical review of presidents Washington, Lincoln and FDR; then, in light of an 80-year cycle of secular crisis in US history, provides analysis of current events and rationale why our next great president will be elected in 2020, 2024 or 2028.