I was thinking about Obama painting a room today and said "hum...this guy is definitely not my definition of a leader..." And it got me thinking to my favorite president Thomas Jefferson. Although he probably painted a room or two, his ideas align a bit more with mine. He opposed big government and was more concerned about the people - which explains his involvement w/ the Declaration of Independence. He was an educated and learned man - as well as someone who appreciated architecture, etc...the best part - he was a reluctant candidate. That's what we're missing today. Too many people strive to be president they lose sight of the people. Which we had more Thomas Jefferson's around.... Anyway - who is your favorite and why?