“At least you get talked about a lot,” remarked Susan Swain about President James Buchanan who is consistently ranked the ‘worst’ president by historians. Buchanan was Pennsylvania’s only president (1857-1861) and is buried at Wheatland, within Lancaster City limits. Originally from Philadelphia, Swain studied at the University of Scranton. She spoke recently, with C-Span founder Brian Lamb, at Harrisburg’s Midtown Scholar Bookstore about the book "The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America’s Best - and Worst – Chief Executives." It’s not “the gay” thing that brings Buchanan to the bottom of the list. As Lamb explained, he was a “waffler,” who couldn’t make up his mind, always switching his policy positions. His solution to the 1857 economic crisis was to make Federal coins “smaller,” explained Swain. Fast forward to today – maybe that’s why voters should cast their ballot for someone based on skills rather than identity.