More presidential rankings

This time I go with my top five:

5. T. Roosevelt
4. Jefferson
3. FDR
2. Lincoln
1. Washington

(I generally consider Lincoln and Washington interchangeable on that list.)

8 Responses

  1. I don’t think T. Roosevelt was so good. I would replace him with John Adams.

  2. I’d agree with that. Roosevelt didn’t do enough to involve us in ww2. It was left up in the air for too long and probably would have led to a shorter and less bloody war had we been involved earlier.

  3. T. Roosevelt had nothing to do with WW II since he was president September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909 and died in 1919 at age 60.

  4. Trivial qualms about name confusion aside, Teddy Roosevelt made some of the greatest economic strides in terms of creating a solid middle class. I’m glad we don’t see insane monopolies anyway.

    As for FDR, he involved us in the war effort long before the American people were committed to the idea, and long before any of our enemies had any idea (and thus incentive to attack us sooner).

  5. Very true Bob, I read too quickly when I was on my way out the door. Many people gravitate to FDR as a super president, so I saw Roosevelt, fired off a quick comment and shot out the door.

    You’re right Michael, he took steps to involve us, and he took steps to support our eventual allies. It’s too easy to be wise in hindsight, I would have liked to have seen more stumping for the idea of abandoning our isolation (had I been alive) and directly involving us in WW2. But he’s not on your list so there we are.

  6. You might want to review the list.

  7. Haha, well take that. I assumed Bob caught an error.

  8. And to be fair I was reacting to the T. Roosevelt.

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