Those Were The Days

Mister, we could use a guy like Warren G. Harding again. Great column in WaPo. Mostly about turning a recession around, but with fun biographical details, such as these, the latter of which makes me like him:
when, at the 1920 National Republican Convention, the hot and exhausted delegates looked for someone who could win the presidency and unite a deadlocked party, they picked Harding. “Everyone’s second choice,” the pundits sneered. 
“I guess you have nominated the wrong candidate, if this is the plan,” Harding told the handlers who urged him to attack the, by then, hugely unpopular incumbent, “for I will never go to the White House over the broken body of Woodrow Wilson.”