Either, George Washington
(a man of impeccable ethical character) because he understood "why" it was important to be independent from tyranny and for the citizenry to freely exercise our God-given talents and to be self-sufficient in the pursuit our own happiness (he also liked to distill Whiskey), or
(a man of moral character) for his "wisdom" to stand up for a united America. He understood the sacrifices prior generations and the generation of his day which endured to save the Union. "United We Stand, Divided We Fall", could easily have been the mantra of his day. (he was also a good story teller making everyone laugh)
It is say that, today, we DO NOT had a presidential leader who exhibits either moral or ethical characteristics; it's strictly playing politics as usual.