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Top Presidents Review Part 3

Readers may recall that every so often I like to get a sense of how they rate the Presidents of the United States. This go-round, I am doing something a little different; I randomized the list and then cut them into sets of three. Each day I will ask you about two sets, in each set rank the presidents 1-2-3 within that set. Here are today's sets:

Set Five
Abraham Lincoln
Herbert Hoover
William Harrison


Set Six
Benjamin Harrison
Gerald Ford
John Adams


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Set FiveAbraham Linc... (Below threshold)
RickZ:

Set Five
Abraham Lincoln (just for the Civil War alone)
Herbert Hoover (The Roaring '20's Fall Guy)
William Harrison (died in office a mere month after his inauguration [he caught a cold during his long-winded inauguration speech on a wet and raw day], so he really can't be compared to anybody)

Set Six
Gerald Ford (for his response to the Mayaguez incident)
John Adams (no particular reason)
Benjamin Harrison (no particular reason)

1) Abraham Lincoln2)... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

1) Abraham Lincoln
2) Herbert Hoover
3) William Harrison

1) John Adams
2) Benjamin Harrison
3) Gerald Ford

What RickZ says. ww... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

What RickZ says. ww

Set One easy:AL<br /... (Below threshold)
Pam:

Set One easy:
AL
WHH
HH

I put WHH had the good grace to die quickly, but HH does get too much grief.

Set Two also easy:

JA
BH
JF

Ford was a good guy, but he pardoned Nixon.

1. AL - top 2 or 3 all time... (Below threshold)

1. AL - top 2 or 3 all time
2. HH - because WH served 1 month
3. WH - " "

1. JA - cause he had a mini-series
2. BH - cause he ain't Ford
3. GF - Justice Stevens

Set FiveAbr... (Below threshold)

Set Five

Abraham Lincoln
Herbert Hoover
William Harrison

Set Six

Gerald Ford
John Adams
Benjamin Harrison

I'm ambivalent about Lincol... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I'm ambivalent about Lincoln. The Civil War is a positive? Lincoln's legacy is the iron-fisted centralized government that we see today. I am not saying he was an evil man, but people should be more skeptical of the idolatrous mythos surrounding him. Slavery in the states could and would have been eliminated without the bloody Civil War.

Set 5LincolnH... (Below threshold)

Set 5
Lincoln
Harrison
Hoover (though Harrison had only 30 days in office, at least he did not do active harm: Smoot-Hawley kills Hoover's reputation)


Set 6
Adams
Ford
Harrison (hard call between Ford and Harrison)

1. Lincoln 2. Hoov... (Below threshold)
galoob:

1. Lincoln
2. Hoover (had bad timing, economic knowledge was limited in those days)
3. W. Harrison (really can't be rated because of 30 day term)

1. Adams (great in many ways, but Alien and Sedition almost brought him down on my list)
2. Ford (last of the Republican moderates, should have been relected)
3. B. Harrison (feh)

Set 1:Lincoln - Tr... (Below threshold)
hermie:

Set 1:

Lincoln - Trying to keep both the Union together and keep his cabinet from each others' throats.

Hoover - Was blamed for all the ills of the Depression, yet still continued to serve his country instead of remaining bitter.

WH Harrison - Reminded everyine to listen to their moms when they are told to put their coats on when it's cold outside.

Second Set:

Adams - Had to directly follow Washington, which was an impossible act to follow.

Ford - Had to keep the nation from collapsing because of the Nixon impeachment. Paid too much for his efforts.

B Harrison - Just when he thought he got rid of Cleveland, he shows up again.

WH Harrison - Reminded e... (Below threshold)
galoob:

WH Harrison - Reminded everyone to listen to their moms when they are told to put their coats on when it's cold outside.

Funny. That about says it with regard to poor WHH.

Set FiveAbraham Linc... (Below threshold)
Rheinman:

Set Five
Abraham Lincoln
Herbert Hoover
William Harrison


Set Six
John Adams
Gerald Ford
Benjamin Harrison

Set FiveAbraham Linc... (Below threshold)

Set Five
Abraham Lincoln
Herbert Hoover
William Harrison

Set Six
John Adams
Gerald Ford
Benjamin Harrison
Harrison Ford

Set #1WHHHH<b... (Below threshold)

Set #1
WHH
HH
AL(He didn't really care about slavery and his view of a strong federal government was attrocious.)

Set #2
JA
GF
BH

Set FiveAbraham Linc... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:

Set Five
Abraham Lincoln
Herbert Hoover
William Harrison


Set Six
John Adams
Benjamin Harrison
Gerald Ford

Set #1Lincoln... (Below threshold)
Webster:

Set #1
Lincoln
Hoover
Harrison WH

Set #2
Adams
Ford
Harrison B

Set FiveWHH - did th... (Below threshold)
Stormin:

Set Five
WHH - did the least amount of damage of any president
AL - I hate to rank him other than in first (considering that his wife is my wife's 7th great aunt), but his suspension of habeus corpus and allowing Stanton as much power as he had causes me to reconsider.
HH - bad timing and lack of economic knowledge.

Set Six
JA
BH
GF - pardon of Nixon.

LincolnHoover... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Lincoln
Hoover
WH Harrison

J Adams
Ford
B Harrison

Set 5:1. Abraham Lin... (Below threshold)
ASD:

Set 5:
1. Abraham Lincoln
2. Herbert Hoover
3. William Henry Harrison

Set 6:
1. John Adams
2. Gerald Ford
3. Benjamin Harrison

Set FiveAbraham L... (Below threshold)
Arthur:

Set Five
Abraham Lincoln
Herbert Hoover
William Harrison

AL
WH
HH Last because he got the Depression off to a rousing start and then FDR amplified HH's polices to maintain the Depression through the rest of the 30s.


Set Six
Benjamin Harrison
Gerald Ford
John Adams

JA
GF
BH

Set FiveAbraham Linc... (Below threshold)
nunchick:

Set Five
Abraham Lincoln
Herbert Hoover
William Harrison

Just right the way they are listed.


Set Six
from top to bottom:
John Adams
Gerald Ford
Benjamin Harrison




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