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    How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    Judging their performance as President... their legacy and how they rank among other Presidents.
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    Re: How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    20 years would be a bare minimum.
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    Re: How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    20 years would be a bare minimum.
    Agree, some maybe much longer. the harm or good a president does might continue based on his appointments to the supreme court.
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    How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    20 minimum. The first string of documents are released about then. Most political historians are only now paying attention to Clinton, and have only really started covering HW Bush.
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    Re: How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Agree, some maybe much longer. the harm or good a president does might continue based on his appointments to the supreme court.
    I was thinking when I saw the question that 50 sounded like a good round number, but it was not an option.
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    Re: How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I was thinking when I saw the question that 50 sounded like a good round number, but it was not an option.
    Keeping in mind, of course, that each generation starts asking new questions of the past due to their experiences.
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    Re: How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    Judging their performance as President... their legacy and how they rank among other Presidents.
    Take the legacy of ping-pong diplomacy. We are now beginning to see the third wave of its impact. Nixon has been gone a long time.

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    Re: How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Take the legacy of ping-pong diplomacy. We are now beginning to see the third wave of its impact. Nixon has been gone a long time.
    famed political journalist Oriana Fallaci noted that Nixon's recognition of the PRC was probably the most brilliant Foreign Policy executive action a US president had ever done. It was the start to ending the cold war and crashing down the iron curtain
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    Re: How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    George Washington left office in 1797, does anyone think that it's too early to start taking a look at his impact on the USA?

    BTW: He didn't chop down the Cherry tree.

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    Re: How long does it take to truly assess a President?

    I hesitated between 10-20 years and 20+ years but opted for the former. I think a reasonable and sensible assessment is possible after that time, although the assessment of a presidency will of course fluctuate over time.

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