Someone answer! “there cannot be a great vice president. a great man may occupy the office, but there is no way for him to become a great vice president because the office in itself is almost wholly unimportant.” —former vice president john nance garner, collier’s magazine, march 20, 1948explain what garner meant by this remark. explain how his point of view compares with the job description of the vice president described in the chapter.
In this quote, former Vice President John Nance Garner states that he believes the office of the vice president is quite unimportant. This most likely relates to the duties and powers that vice presidents have. Because of how unimportant this office is, Garner argues that even if a great man were to occupy it, it is unlikely he would be able to accomplish great things.