Thursday, February 21, 2008

U.S. Presidents - Where They Rank

I got the idea to do this on Presidents day... My view of how the Presidents rank, based on 5 general categories: Super Greats, Greats, Significant, Average-Mediocre, Poor-Worst. This list is not in any way an endorsement of any of the policies created and supported by these Presidents, or any of the actions they took while in office. This was a list put together in the context of the Presidency...

How would you rank them? Could you imagine an Obama ending up near the top? Would that be possible with the Country as divided as it is today?

The Super Greats

Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Greats

Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, JFK


Benjamin Harrison, Teddy Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, John Adams, Ronald Reagan, James Monroe, James Polk, Jimmy Carter, Ulysses S. Grant, William Clinton, Lyndon Johnson


George H. W. Bush, Franklin Pierce, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, Grover Cleveland, William Taft, Calvin Coolidge, James Buchanan, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Rutherford B. Hayes, John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, James Garfield, Chester Arthur, William McKinley


Martin Van Buren, Warren G. Harding, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Johnson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

James Buchanan should be in the Poor-Worst category. I don't think W was as bad as Buchanan. Why is JFK a Great? He may be Significant as a generational change but did little as president.