U.S. Presidential Rankings

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  1. tigerbob
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    The Times has published a ranking of all 42 U.S. Presidents. Interestingly, only one President in the last 50-some years has made it into the top ten.

    Though this is only The Times' opinion, it does beg the question have there really been so few men of quality since the sixties, or is it that blanket media coverage finds a way to sully the reputation of even the ablest public servants?

    I would disagree with several rankings, but it's food for thought.

    The Greatest US Presidents - The Times US presidential rankings - Times Online

    Happy reading...
     
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    It's too bad about Nixon because he certainly was one of the brightest and most competent of the presidents. He made tremendous strides in foreign relations particularly China. I thought also that Clinton should have been lower on the list due to his stain on the office of the president. I don't agree that Eisenhower should have been so high on the list...

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    Abraham Lincoln does not deserve to be number 1, and how in the world does FDR get number 3 at all let alone over Thomas Jefferson? And Woodrow Wilson makes top 10... I'd hate to meet the "panel" that voted on this list.
     
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    I thought his stain was on the dress :eusa_whistle:
     
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    FDR prolonged the Great Depression with his New Deal garbage....Washington was 1, Lincoln 2, Jefferson 3, Reagan 4....
     
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    I agree with your assessment of FDR. Lincoln, however, would be near the bottom of my list.
     
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    I can't believe Raygun was even in the top 10. After Dumbya, he is the worst president in my lifetime...
     
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    What the hell are you talking about? Nixon ran a gangster government. He kept lists of his enemies, because he was a paranoid psycho? He was also a closet pot smoker, while he started the war on drugs! He gave us the dreadful HMO's. He ordered the Watergate break in. He now gave us the nightmare of trading with communist dictatorship in China. And unsafe imports. He resigned in shame and Spiro T. Agnew followed him out the door. So what the hell are you talking about competent leadership? Dwight D. Eisenhour was against de-segregation in public schools. He was close friends with Prescott Bush, Grandpa Bush who helped the Nazi's while George H.W. Bush was fighting the Germans in WWII. WTF are you talking about? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    We REALLY don't care what you think since you are not even an American.
     
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    You may want to check some of your facts. Nixon covered up the break in but had nothing else to do with it. Agnew resigned long before Nixon did. China was a master stroke at the time, separating China from the Soviets. George Bush fought in the Pacific not Europe. And as a Naval Pilot would have little to do except hunt subs if he had been in the Atlantic.

    Let me guess, you are a product of our public education system in the last few years?
     

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