Originally Posted by SNR
We need to take historical circumstances into this line as well. Thomas Jefferson was involved in nearly EVERY facet in the formation of this country. He served as an ambassador to France before and after the war, Secretary of State under Washington, and vice-president under Adams. Let's also not forget his contributions during the Continental Congress, because he LITERALLY wrote the book on the founding of this country.
He knew everything up and down that a human at that time could possibly know regarding running the country.
In my opinion, there never was and never will be a more prepared president based on resume and experience than Thomas Jefferson.
Founding Fathers don't count. They are already assumed to be better than anything we produce today.