The little bio I read on Calvin Coolidge confused me. It made a bunch of negative things seem like pretty chill quirks. The guy never talked, ever. He LOVED the status quo, and would say things like, "I love the status quo." Not really the platform of change we've come to enjoy. The thing I find crazy is that, right at the end of his sitting there quietly doing nothing, the Great Depression hit. The bio apparently didn't find it necessary to include just a dash of context. Yes, Cal, you rocked the 20's. The 30's? Not so much.
He also seemed to want farmers to suck it. I haven't studied this too deeply, but seeing as how the dust bowl happened right after Coolidge bid adieu, I'm thinking he maybe shouldn't have vetoed everything that came across his desk marked "food makers."