Why Mourn Gerald Ford?
Why? What good did he do? I can't bring to mind a single good thing that he did. He may not have been the worst recent President ( Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush immediately comes to mind), but really, Ford didn't do anything good. His most memorable acts were the pardoning of Richard Nixon and the imbecillic "Whip Inflation Now"-buttons (had he really wanted to whip inflation, he would have closed down the Federal Reserve or at least ordered it to greatly restrain its money creation), none of which was really good. So there is no rational reason at all for anyone, except for his family and personal friends, to mourn him.
The fact that such a lacklustre has been is given a national day of mourning after his death indicates a worrisome degree of President-worship, inconsistent with the original American idea of the President as a mere servant of the people, not its ruler.