Good thread, lets hope it doesnt get bogged down in arguments about Obama and Bush, the 2 presidents we are least capable of judging at this point.
Lincoln over Washington is tough, Washington was indispensable as they say, but Lincoln was truly our finest president.
Obama - too soon to judge
Bush II - too soon to really judge, but probably bottom half
Clinton - Around average but probably top half, presided over peace and prosperity
Bush I - Top half but around average, prudent foreign policy but otherwise clueless
Reagan - Top 5
Carter - Bottom half, not suited for the modern presidency
Homer: [looking at watch] Two hours? Why'd they build this ghost town so far away?
Lisa: Because they discovered gold over there!
Homer: It's because they're stupid, that's why. That's why everybody does everything.