How did you quantify all this "love?"I think Hamilton had a real chance of getting elected. He was probably better than people like Monroe. Despite his grasp on financial issues and more importantly his ethics would have made him a good candidate. He was widely known and perhaps loved by at least a vast majority of northern state citizens.
Had he been President, there would have been no such war. Every vote against the war declaration was from the Federalist faction, New England states refused to participate in the war, even as Washington DC burned. New England Governors announced that the right to determine when the conditions necessary for handing over the militia was among the "reserved rights" of the States, until, as the Constitution says, there was an actual "invasion" of the States. (and you will have to forgive them Chlodio for being "originalists" lol) The British would have know this, even if the Governors were not "colluding" with the British government. That's why the British invaded southern states.Had he won in 1808 he would have been president during the War of 1812.
In theory, maybe so. But whose side would Hamilton have been on? The New England separatist faction (the Essex Junto) had been talking about forming their own republic and alliance with England since the 1790s. People jokingly referred to Pickering as the Lord of Essex. Maybe, the British would have made Hamilton Duke of (new) York. I am sure he would have liked that, since he was openly a monarchist.As a former soldier, perhaps Hamilton would have been a better commander-in-chief than Madison.
If he had remained a Federalist there likely wouldn't be a War of 1812. Or at least he would support the anti-war New England Federalists. IIRC he himself was sympathetic to Britain and I highly doubt he would want to attack them.Had he won in 1808 he would have been president during the War of 1812. As a former soldier, perhaps Hamilton would have been a better commander-in-chief than Madison. I don't know. When I think of wartime presidents who were former soldiers the first one I think of is Jefferson Davis and he was a disaster as a president.