2) George Washington
Pros: Washington was rarely on the winning side of a fight, and his most famous victory was against some drunk German mercenaries on Christmas Day. But Washington’s contribution to the revolution was in keeping a rag-tag insurgency together and forming them into something like an army. His greatest (of many) contributions to the post-war nation was in creating the presidency. So great was his popularity that he could have been king. Instead, he chose a different path, one that marked the United States as something truly new in world history.
Cons: Slavery. And despite refusing the crown, he could be a bit pompous (he preferred to be called “Your Excellency.”)