Our greatest President

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    USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 6-7, 2009. N=1,018 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

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    "Thinking now about some of the past presidents -- If you had to choose, which one of these U.S. presidents would you regard as the greatest: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, or Ronald Reagan?"

    Reagan 24%

    Kennedy 22%

    Lincoln 22%

    Roosevelt 18%

    Washington 9%

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    I would chalk that up to the failure to teach history and context. Washington should far and away be #1.
     
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    I'd give that title to William Henry Harrison.
     
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    you should get out more.
     
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    I knew that it had to be Reagan when you had posted this. Fuck Republican Revisionist history, Reagan was a failure of a President in many aspects.

    Lincoln was a racist who took away many civil liberties and I'm not sure about FDR but he took away many American civil liberties himself.

    Washington should be ahead both of those but Washington had his own problems too. (His treatment of Native Americans come to mind).

    Kennedy did too actually, his worst was he couldn't keep in his pants and his father's backdoor deals with the mob. Though both Jack and Bobby didn't find out about those until much later so I suppose it cannot be counted against them really.
     
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    Looking more depth into this poll, it's obvious Republicans had to be oversampled on some of these.

    4 13 23 23 36 were Dubya's numbers. 40% of Americans don't find that village idiot to be average or better.
     
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    Our greatest presidents were FDR and Lincoln.

    No one else faced the challenges of the caliber they faced.
     
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    Andrew Jackson was the Greatest President
     
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    This is a result of what they teach in school. :eusa_eh:

    Course few teachers want to talk about the messy aspects of all these people.
     
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    The idea that Washington, Jackson, Lincoln should have been preserving Native American lands is absurd. I'm not condoning the 18th or 19th C mindsets, in light of the 20th and 21st, but to condemn those presidents with todays standards is nonsense. We are what we are.

    It's totally feasible that in the future there will be those that say that the paying 'homage' to Islamic sensibilities was warped. On the other hand, it may be that there was not enough reaching out.
     

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