that fits for me too, time-wise, I have to say 'worst' is hard to delineate as a stand alone term or descriptor.
Since my birth:
Conservatives would have a tough time with Reagan or bush 2 as any good much less great. Remember the dozens of felons running amuck while reagan napped? Over 150 convictions, pardoned of course by Bush 1. Then bush and the Iraq wmd's lying and our economy and the world economy crashing while he was in office.Conservatives will put Reagan and Bush 2 at the top and Liberals will put Obama and Carter at the top. Objectively, who can disagree? In hindsight, to me, Bush I, Johnson, Nixon and Ford were far more liberal than I thought and JFK and Clinton were more conservative.
Although I don't see how Nixon's opening up China to the west was a plus. They were no threat to USA, now they are an economic threat which will eventually enable them to be a military threat.Since my birth:
Truman - Marshall Plan, UN, Integrated the Military, GI Bill, fired MacArthur.
Kennedy - Set a vision for our future, space, civil rights, stood up to USSR.
Johnson - Civil Rights Act, Medicare.
IKE - National highway system, electrified rural America, did no harm.
Clinton - Worked well with a Congress intent on destroying him, humanitarian, economic boom
G. H. W. Bush - stood up to the base, personal integrity, steady at the helm.
Nixon - But for Watergate he might have been highly rated: Open China to the west, clean air and clean water acts.
Reagan - Huge military build up, costly and a threat to world peace. Damn lucky the USSR collapsed under it's own weight. Iran-Contra and left the nation with massive debt. Removed solar collectors from White House roof - lacked imagination.
Carter - doomed by the Iran Revolution and oil embargo. Had it right on energy but never had a chance to implement his ideas.
Ford - Stagflation and the worst economy in my lifetime until we experienced the Great Bush Recession of 2007 to 2009.
Too soon to judge Obama.
G. W. Bush (failure) Invaded and occupied Iraq, a poor choice and not necessary. costing nearly 5,000 American service personnel their lives and more than 10,000 wounded, costing over a Trillion Dollars and still more as we continue to treat casualties into the middle of this century. Asleep at the switch in 2001 and again in mid decade as economists began to express concern over the housing bubble.
Youth and lack of perspective, your ignorance is forgiven.I'm not a huge fan of Obama I but voted for him. I think he's a little too conservative sometimes and willing to cut the safety nets which does nothing to help the economy, but considering the state of the economy when he came into office, and the state of the economy now, I think he's done fairly well especially considering how republicans have done everything in their power to make him fail. He may even go down in history as one the greats eventually, just like FDR, another democrat who had to rescue the country from an earlier republican created depression. Too early to tell yet.