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|Best & Worst Presidents|
Mar. 14th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
CSPAN just did a poll on the best and worst Presidents of the US by polling a set of historians. The top five were: Lincoln, Washington, FD Roosevelt, T Roosevelt, and Truman. The bottom five were: Buchanan, Johnson, Pierce, Harrison, Harding. GWB was ranked #36.
I found it interesting that the lowest ranked Presidents were likely those that most Americans could not identify, while the top five were likely the most high profile. My favorite (as a non-historian) would be Lincoln (role in keeping country together), Washington (no brainer), Jefferson (Louisiana Purchase was brilliant), FDR (role in Depression and WWII), and Truman (role in rebuilding Europe after WWII). I think it is too early to say where GWB or WJC will fall out. Who are your favorites?
(Note added) For those of you too lazy to link through to the rankings, they are provided below:
1. Abraham Lincoln