From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual” by Arnold Kunst
F.D.R. should never have won the presidency - never mind four times! - because of his polio; Truman, an abrasive country boy, should have lost the job he accidentally got to the slick professional assault of the Dewey machine of 1948; Ike started his political career having trouble focusing on which political party he belonged to; Kennedy was too young, too Irish, and too Catholic to get elected; L.B.J. should have gone under in the hurley-burley of Washington politics, never mind the pressures of the presidency, with his bad heart. I’ll stop there. These men didn't stumble into the achievement of their goal. They got there after they decided to get there.