Teams: Romania,Real Madrid,Universitatea Craiova
US Presidents are the most overrated state leaders in history, with Lincoln being the only one remotely deserving his hype. Even tough he's the only president who imposed martial law and would probably also rank among the most divisive US presidents, having your mandate overlapping entirely with a Civil War(a justified one) is inherently a tough job. He grew up poor in rural Kentucky, yet was pivotal in the abolition of slavery, and was all throughout an astute politician. The major quality behind his success I'd say was his flexible mind, “my policy is to have no policy.”
Nonetheless, he is still sugar-coated post factum like crazy, as with most of his peers. Allot of people seem to think that he was an advocate of racial equality.
"I will say then, that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters of the negroes, or jurors, or qualifying them to hold office, of having them to marry with white people. I will say in addition, that there is a physical difference between the white and black races, which I suppose, will forever forbid the two races living together upon terms of social and political equality, and inasmuch, as they cannot so live, that while they do remain together, there must be the position of superior and inferior, that I as much as any other man am in favor of the superior position being assigned to the white man." Being against slavery does not equate with supporting racial equality.
I'd say unlike other US prezies, he wasn't necessarily "standing on the shoulders of giants" or benefiting from retrospective American greatness. He was a man of his age, with both good and bad implications for that.
Athletic ability to spare, genius level mathematicians, invented the internet, invented russian language, incredibly attractive people, master carpenters, cultural richness to rival any country, musical artistry unsurpassed in Europe....
I'm not kidding here, and I've said it before, if you look deep down in your soul you'll realize that Romanians are master race.