All the other presidents I’ve seen in my lifetime spoke thoughtfully, honestly, openly, intelligently and compassionately. Historically, Abraham Lincoln “spoke his mind” eloquently in his minute-long Gettysburg Address to attempt to heal a war-ravaged nation. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” inspired a generation to climb out of the Great Depression. Nearly 60 years after his inaugural speech, John F. Kennedy’s, “. . . ask what you can do for your country,” still resonates with the American can-do spirit.