Surviving the Revolutionary War when all of his family died is heroic.
The fact that he was the first president on which there was an assassination attempt and two bullets misfired is quite remarkable. The fact that he rose from the muck of poverty as an orphan is quite an inspiration.
The fact that he became President when he was uneducated and unqualified to be president is at least interesting to say the least.
King David was a man after God's own Heart , yet he killed enormous amounts of people and had his right-hand man killed so he could get away with boning his wife.
Even heroes can go through some highly idiotic and insane phases.