Speech Writer Michael Cohen, writing in The Atlantic picks up on Blogger Tom Rick's list of the worst Presidents in the Twentieth Century and lays out the best and worst Presidents of the last 100 years, from a foreign policy point of view. Actually the Tom Ricks list was a set of votes (mine for was Woodrow Wilson, who I thought was wonderful when I was very young, but have come to see as very flawed).
But, back to Michael Cohen (who you can follow on twitter (twitter.com/speechboy71).
THE FIVE BEST PRESIDENTS:
#5 John F Kennedy (The Incomplete)
#4 Ronald Reagan (A Tale of Two Terms)
#3 George H W Bush (The Underrated)
#2 Dwight D Eisenhower (The Runner-Up)
#1 Franklin D Roosevelt (The Gold Standard)
THE FIVE WORST PRESIDENTS:
#5 Richard Nixon (When He Was Good, He Was Good; When He Was Bad, Whoa)
#4 Harry S Truman (The Overrated)
#3 Woodrow Wilson (Judge Me Not For What I Did; But What I Said)
#2 Jimmy Carter (Speaking of Hopeful Idealists)
#1 Lyndon Baines Johnson (The Worst)
A CATEGORY ALL OF HIS OWN:
George W Bush
Do you sense some animus toward President George W Bush?
As you think about this you may find that your mileage may vary. Mine did. But, thanks for playing.
Regards — Cliff
1 year ago