I’d like to set a different precedence on President’s Day

February 16th, 2009

Lots of people are doing lists of the best and worst Presidents, generic viagra viagra today.

But I’m more interested in the most overrated and the most underated.

Most overrated: JFK.

The cult around this man is just silly. At best, there his presidency is a mixed bag. It certainly wasn’t “Camelot.”

Most underrated: This one is a lot tougher, but the fact that I haven’t heard much about Thomas Jefferson lately makes me want to pick him. I’m concerned that a man who has his own monument in D.C. and is on Mount Rushmore didn’t make the top-five Presidents in CSPANS’ Presidential Leadership Survey.

Not only was Jefferson a great President (think Louisiana Purchase, Lewis & Clark, and the separation of Church and State), but I think an argument can be made that Jefferson was the greatest man who ever held the Presidency.

Entry Filed under: Observations,Politics

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Headless Blogger  |  February 16th, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Most effective and kept his campaign promises.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGCuDDAPggw&feature=player_embedded

  • 2. Elliot  |  February 16th, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I must admit, it’s hard to argue with They Might Be Giants.

  • 3. Bob  |  February 17th, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I agree. Just think what this country could be like if we had another like-minded President.

  • 4. Debunked  |  February 18th, 2009 at 1:28 am

    Most overrated: Reagan. Seems people conveniently overlook that he was the president who put us on the path that has put the American government at the level of national debt we have today.

    We can agree on Jefferson. He should be #1 with Lincoln at #2 on any top 5 list.

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