Walter Cronkite was at one time the most trusted man in America, or so they say.
While Walter is still with us, I doubt he would any longer be the most trusted man in America…he retired long ago and most people under 40 (like me) have few or no memories of when he was a newscaster.
Funnily enough none of our recent major political figures seem to me to fit. Bush? Clinton? Trusted, perhaps, by segments of the population but emphatically not trusted by large portions as well. Jimmy Carter? Maybe, I think even his biggest detractors would concede he is trustworthy.
Someone from the fields of education, science, or entertainment? No one name springs to mind.
The best answers I was able to come up with myself were possibly Alan Greenspan who I think is seen as knowledgeable and lacking any partisan political agenda, and possibly some populist political figure, like maybe John McCain.
So who, in your humble opinion, would be the most trusted American, man or woman, alive today? I would be interested in hearing from other Americans and foreigners as well.