George Washington could have been King.
I know that everyone knows that, it’s in all the textbooks.
But that sentence doesn’t really impart the importance of that fact. He could have been King. The people wanted it. He led the military. It would not have been difficult or surprising. And it would have made the whole Revolution – all of the ideas that led to the war – completely worthless.
He could have done it.
How many politicians today would have?