List Your Top 5 Presidents!
#1: George Washington
As president, displayed a kind of brilliant minimalism.
#2: Thomas Jefferson
Saved the country from the Fascist Tyranny of John Adams. Though it’s worth noting that he jettisoned his prior philosophy of “A Revolution Every Twenty Years” when he took office.
#3: Franklin D Roosevelt
Saved the nation twice. Or so it seems to me.
#4: Grover Cleveland
Because “Grand Vision” is overrated, and often just a mask for “Power Lust”.
#5: William Henry Harrison
Just name me one bad thing he did while in office.
1. Calvin Coolidge
2. Abraham Lincoln
3. William Henry Harrison
4. William Jennings Bryan
That’s all I can remember.
William Jennings Bryan never quite made it. It’s like saying that the Buffalo Bills are the greatest Superbowl Champion of all time.
The next list is “5 Bottom Presidents”. Which I guess I’ll go with:
1: Woodrow Wilson
2: Calvin Coolidge
3: William McKinnley
4: James Buchanan
#5 is tricky. I’m tempted to, since their admirers are going to pretty much sticker them together, proclaim a tag-team of Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, never mind Reagan kind of floats in and out a little better in my esteme. Or I could say another mixed bag in Andrew Jackson…
Anyways… I’m probably hazing over 20-some presidents anyway. (Chester Arthur, anyone?)
You’re right, Bryan was never prez. I will replace him on the list with :
5. Nelson Rockefeller
This is much more difficult (so many to choose from):
As far as top 5: really, the only one I can think of that I liked was Reagan. He was the one who had the foresight to bankrupt the world’s 2 superpowers.
Bottom 5? I have no particular anti-favorites, really, except maybe Clinton, mostly because I still see him flitting around with his every move so obviously based on his obsession with becoming the NWO king (UN Sec Gen).