I’m going to have to call foul on the Huey P Long comment. I used to believe that he was dictator in waiting, but he got into power because he helped the people of Louisiana. When he came into power, La had the highest illiteracy rate in the country, less than 300 miles of paved roads. When elected, he stopped the policy of forcing people to pay for the textbooks of their kids meant to keep the people dumb and compliant, dramatically increasing education. He also started paving roads so that people were not isolated from the world.
Overall, he did much more good that bad.