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    Re: #1 Most BadAss President is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    oh, and BHO currently ranked 15th with this poll...



    America's Greatest & Worst Presidents -- Siena's 5th Presidential Expert Poll (1982-2010)

    LOUDONVILLE, NY (07/01/2010)(readMedia)-- For the fifth time since its inception in 1982, the Siena College Research Institute's (SRI) Survey of U.S. Presidents finds that experts rank Franklin D. Roosevelt as the top all time chief executive. The 238 participating presidential scholars round out the top five in order with Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Teddy Roosevelt had, more than any other president the "right stuff", and tops the collective ranking of a cluster of personal qualities including imagination, integrity, intelligence, luck, background, and being willing to take risks. Lincoln, according to the experts, demonstrated the greatest presidential abilities while FDR ranks first in overall accomplishments.

    "In nearly thirty years, the same five presidents have occupied the first five places with only slight shuffling. Despite decades of new research on former presidents and the accomplishments or lack thereof of the current chief executives, scholars display amazingly consistent results," according to Dr. Douglas Lonnstrom, Professor of statistics at Siena College and one of the study's directors. "Only eight names have appeared in the second five over the years. Wilson and Truman hold onto membership in this club while Kennedy, John Adams and Jackson fell, Eisenhower holds on and Madison and Monroe have seen their stock rise."

    The current president, Barack Obama, while highly rated on imagination (6th), communication ability (7th) and intelligence (8th) scores poorly on background (family, education and experience) and enters the survey in the 15th position. George W. Bush, had entered the survey at 23rd when the study was last conducted one year into his first term. Today, just one year after leaving office, the former president has found himself in the bottom five at 39th rated especially poorly in handling the economy, communication, ability to compromise, foreign policy accomplishments and intelligence. Rounding out the bottom five are four presidents that have held that dubious distinction each time the survey has been conducted: Andrew Johnson, James Buchanan, Warren G. Harding, and Franklin Pierce. Andrew Johnson leads the 'worst ever' in both abilities and accomplishments finishing below both Buchanan and Harding, but Harding tops the worst in personal attributes including integrity where he finishes just slightly ahead of Richard M. Nixon.

    "Aside from the newest entry in the "Bottom Five", George W. Bush, the others have a firm hold on this ignominious distinction. Three, Pierce, Buchanan and Andrew Johnson wrap around one of our finest presidents, Abe Lincoln and those three perennial poorly ranked are held responsible for a failure to avert the Civil War in the case of Pierce and Buchanan, and perhaps even more shamefully in Johnson, prolonging the national disgrace with a prejudiced, Jim Crow, reconstruction," according to Professor Tom Kelly, Professor of History and American Studies, emeritus Siena College and the study's other director. "Harding, well, no one appreciates corruption nor accepts ineptitude as an excuse."
    historians tend to be-on average-leftwing moonbats. ranking FDR as #1 only proves what a joke that poll is. and rating obama so early (or W as well) shows that its full of weasel dung



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    Re: #1 Most BadAss President is...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    historians tend to be-on average-leftwing moonbats. ranking FDR as #1 only proves what a joke that poll is. and rating obama so early (or W as well) shows that its full of weasel dung
    So you think the Moonbats got it wrong placing Teddy as #2 as well?
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    Re: #1 Most BadAss President is...

    Teddy Roosevelt was a leader in the Progressive movement...

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    Re: #1 Most BadAss President is...

    I was surprised that Truman didn't make the list. Anyone who authorizes the dropping of a nuke is pretty badass.
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    Teddy was a bad-ass but, he was a horrible president if you love liberty and want a limited president who follows the US Constitution.
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    Re: #1 Most BadAss President is...

    Teddy Roosevelt and Andrew Jackson were the two most bad-ass presidents. I think it is a toss-up between those two as to who would kill who in a celebrity deathmatch.



    Obama is a wuss, and the only comparable wuss I can think of is Carter. Probably any other Prez could whup either ass, even William Howard Taft or Calvin Coolidge.
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    Re: #1 Most BadAss President is...

    this bloke was a bad-ass, just look at the hair.

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    Re: #1 Most BadAss President is...

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    this bloke was a bad-ass, just look at the hair.


    You walk around with hair like that, everybody knows you ain't scared of nothin'.

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    Re: #1 Most BadAss President is...

    I was ready to vote for Teddy as soon as I read the thread title and before I opened the thread.

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    Re: #1 Most BadAss President is...

    Where's the support for Old Hickory? Andrew Jackson is THE badass.

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