So did Gerald Ford. From Newsmax:
At the other end of the scale ranks Leslie Lynch King Sr., Gerald Ford’s father. He fares badly for his heavy drinking, for leaving Ford’s mother just weeks after Gerald was born, and for refusing to pay child support. It was so bad that Gerald took his stepfather's surname and met his biological father only once.
And what about the dads who had a good impact on their White House-bound sons?
Teddy Roosevelt Sr. ensured greatness for his son — bringing him up with trips to the Amazon, private foreign language tutors, taxidermy instruction and a set of weights after an unpleasant physical altercation with a bully.
Prescott Bush, father of the first President George Bush and John Adams, whose son John Quincy Adams followed him into the presidency also rank highly.
People often say that you have to have something wrong with you to want to be president. I'm not sure that's true. But it does seem -- at least for a lot of American presidents -- that the kind of father you have matters.
True for us all, I guess.
Happy Father's Day.