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FDR is Top President

A poll of 238 presidential experts at the Siena Research Institute has ranked the USA's presidents. This is the fifth time they have published such a list; the last one was in 2002. For the first time, Franklin Delano Roosevelt came in at number one. The top five are:
1. Franklin D. Roosevelt

2. Theodore Roosevelt

3. Abraham Lincoln

4. George Washington

5. Thomas Jefferson

President Obama ranks #15. You can see the complete rankings in .pdf form. Link -via J-Walk Blog

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Wilson was one of the worst presidents domestically (and diplomatically) and Obama's on the list? Well, apparently you don't have to do much to be a great president.

Next, please.
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W. Wilson (an overt racist) re-segregated the US government and set the stage for WWII. He's got to be one of the worst presidents ever.
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Yo, Jimbo,

You're absolutely spot-on about selling arms to Iran, but don't forget Reagan's support of Central American dictators, and dismantling the New Deal, and "trickle down" economics, and tripling the national debt!

Yup. Reagan should be right up there with Lincoln.

Kool-Aid indeed. You Reagan worshippers need to learn your history.
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