Is Hillary Clinton the most qualified presidential candidate ever?

When President Obama said “I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America” I honestly didn’t think people would think it was a fact. But now I keep seeing people repeat it, yes, as if it were true. So here are the qualifications of some former US presidents, just to put that statement to the test.

Martin Van Buren


∙Governor of New York

∙Secretary of State

∙Vice President

James Buchanan

∙Secretary of State

∙Ambassador to the UK

∙Ambassador to Russia

∙US Senator from Pennsylvania

∙US House

George H.W. Bush

∙Youngest Naval Aviator in history and war hero


∙Director of the CIA

∙Ambassador to the UN

∙Vice President

∙Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in the People’s Republic of China

∙RNC chair during the Watergate scandal

John Quincy Adams

∙Harvard professor

∙US Senator representing Massachusetts

∙Ambassador to Great Britain for 3 years

∙Ambassador to Russia for 5 years

∙Ambassador to Prussia for 4 years

∙Secretary of State for 8 years


∙Congressman 6 terms

∙Senator 2 terms

∙Senate Majority Whip

∙Senate Minority Leader

∙Senate Majority Leader (arguably most effective in history)

∙Vice President

James Monroe

∙Revolutionary War hero serving directly under Washington

∙Studied law under Thomas Jefferson

∙Congress of the Confederation Delegate, Senator and Governor of one of the, if not the, most important colony/original state in Virginia

∙Minister to France and the UK

∙Secretary of State and Secretary of War (both at the same time for awhile)

Hillary Clinton


∙First Lady


∙Secretary of State


So there you have it. And to preemptively ward off accusations of supporting Donald Trump (I don’t, I’m voting 3rd party) here is his. It’s super small, just like his tiny, baby hands.

Donald Trump

∙president of real estate company

∙licenses his name

∙reality TV star