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Direckshun 01-20-2013 06:58 PM

Best/Worst Presidents
 
I've been watching the History Channel a lot this week on their special highlighting all 47 Presidents we've had. It calls itself the "ultimate guide" to the Presidents, but it's mostly a great primer on all the Presidents.

Anyway, it's been a while since we've done this.

But who are the best 5 Presidents in American history in your opinion, and who were 5 of the worst? Do your best to explain.

Also, where would you place our most recent Presidents (because why not): Obama, Bush II, Clinton, Bush I, Reagan, Carter

mlyonsd 01-20-2013 07:00 PM

I've been watching that too. Awesome show.

Direckshun 01-20-2013 07:06 PM

My lists:

Best:
1a. Lincoln
1b. FDR
3. Teddy Roosevelt
4. Washington
5. Truman

Worst:
1. Buchanan
2. Harding
3. Andrew Johnson
4. Pierce
5. Grant

Current Presidents:

Obama: incomplete
Bush II: bottom fourth of American Presidents
Clinton: top half of American Presidents, somewhere just north of average
Bush I: about average
Reagan: I'd have Reagan inside my top 20, somewhere near 15
Carter: well below average, just on the cusp of the bottom third

cosmo20002 01-20-2013 07:32 PM

Best:
Lincoln, FDR, Washington, TR

Worst:
W Bush

Recent Presidents:

Obama: incomplete, but top half right now
W Bush: Worst Ever
Clinton: About 10th
Bush I: average, in the middle
Reagan: slightly above average
Carter: below average

CoMoChief 01-20-2013 07:41 PM

Best
1. Washington
2. Lincoln
3. Jefferson
4. Reagan
5. Truman/JFK

Worst
1. Obama
2. Carter
3. George W. Bush
4. Coolidge
5. Hoover/Nixon

chiefzilla1501 01-20-2013 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoMoChief (Post 9337870)
Best
1. Washington
2. Lincoln
3. Jefferson
4. Reagan
5. Truman/JFK

Worst
1. Obama
2. Carter
3. George W. Bush
4. Coolidge
5. Hoover/Nixon

Wow, I'm not a fan of Bush and Obama. How in the world would these guys break the bottom 5?

La literatura 01-20-2013 08:14 PM

It's nearly impossible to compare presidents from different eras.

I think the modern presidency begins with FDR, and he's been the best. Dwight Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush were also great.

SNR 01-20-2013 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoMoChief (Post 9337870)
Best
1. Washington
2. Lincoln
3. Jefferson
4. Reagan
5. Truman/JFK

Worst
1. Obama
2. Carter
3. George W. Bush
4. Coolidge
5. Hoover/Nixon

What secret government baby-killing agency was Coolidge responsible for?

Aries Walker 01-20-2013 08:27 PM

Best: Lincoln, Washington, FDR, Monroe, Polk.

Worst: Harding (corrupt), Pierce (drunk), Buchanan (incompetent), Andrew Johnson (uneducated), W.H. Harrison (dead).

BigRedChief 01-20-2013 08:42 PM

Best:
1. Lincoln
2. Washington
3. Jefferson
4. T. Roosevelt
5. F. Roosevelt

Worst:
1. Buchanan
2. Harding
3. Taylor
4. Pierce
5. Fillmore

BigRedChief 01-20-2013 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501 (Post 9337916)
Wow, I'm not a fan of Bush and Obama. How in the world would these guys break the bottom 5?

CoMoChief hasn't read a history book.

Cmd'r&Chief 01-20-2013 08:53 PM

Best:
1. Lincoln
2. JFK
3. Clinton
4. Washington
5. F. Roosevelt

Worst:
1. George W. Bush
2. George W. Bush
3. George W. Bush
4. George H. W. Bush
5. Nixon

DementedLogic 01-20-2013 11:09 PM

Best:
1. Grover Cleveland
2. George Washington
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. JFK

Worst:
1. Woodrow Wilson
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. Franklin Roosevelt
4. Teddy Roosevelt
5. The Bush Dynasty, H.W, W, and Obama

KILLER_CLOWN 01-21-2013 01:28 AM

This guy surely made a few lists....

http://whatreallyhappened.com/IMAGES/dreamdrone.jpg

Deberg_1990 01-21-2013 03:01 AM

Top 5

William Henry Harrison
James Garfield
Obama
Ford
Zach Taylor


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