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Presidential Head-to-Head, Round 1 Results and Round 2 pairings

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Round 1 Results

George Washington 15, Ronald Reagan 7
John Adams 18, Millard Fillmore 1
Thomas Jefferson 15, FDR 3
James Madison 16, John Tyler 2
James Monroe 10, James K Polk 8
John Quincy Adams 15, Ulysses S. Grant 3
Andrew Jackson 10, Teddy Roosevelt 9
Martin Van Buren 11, Fluffy Roadkill 8
William Henry Harrison 10, Warren Harding 9
Zachary Taylor 5, Gerald Ford 13
Franklin Pierce 11, LBJ 7
James Buchanan 0, George W Bush 18
Abraham Lincoln 14, William McKinley 4
Andrew Johnson 15, Jimmy Carter 3
Rutherford B Hayes 4, Grover Cleveland 14
James Garfield 8, Bill Clinton 9
Chester A Arthur 7, Richard Nixon 8
Benjamin Harrison 6 George HW Bush 10
William Howard Taft 18, Barack Obama 0
Woodrow Wilson 1, Calvin Coolidge 16
Herbert Hoover 1, Dwight Eisenhower 16
Harry Truman 18, JFK 0


Round 2 Match-Ups

G Washington (1-0) vs H Truman (1-0)
J Adams (1-0) vs C Coolidge (1-0)
T Jefferson (1-0) vs W Taft (1-0)
J Madison (1-0) vs GH Bush (1-0)
J Monroe (1-0) vs R Nixon (1-0)
JQ Adams (1-0) vs B Clinton (1-0)
A Jackson (1-0) vs G Cleveland (1-0)
M Van Buren (1-0) vs A Johnson (1-0)
WH Harrison (1-0) vs A Lincoln (1-0)
G Ford (1-0) vs GW Bush (1-0)
F Pierce (1-0) vs JFK (0-1)
R Reagan (0-1) vs Fluffy Roadkill (0-1)
M Fillmore (0-1) vs W Wilson (0-1)
FDR (0-1) vs B Obama (0-1)
J Tyler (0-1) vs B Harrison (0-1)
J Polk (0-1) vs C Arthur (0-1)
U Grant (0-1) vs J Garfield (0-1)
T Roosevelt (0-1) vs R Hayes (0-1)
W Harding (0-1) vs J Carter (0-1)
Z Taylor (0-1) vs W McKinley (0-1)
LBJ (0-1) vs J Buchanan (0-1)

Again, this is a triple-elimination tournament with pairings set up by initial random draws. This is not to be taken seriously, but to exercise perspectives of how different Presidents faced their duties, crises, and opportunities.

As before, no actual politicians were harmed in the creation of this post. Not much, anyway.


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Comments (16)

G Washington (1-0) vs H Tru... (Below threshold)
Christopher:

G Washington (1-0) vs H Truman (1-0) = Washington (Truman loses for Korea)
J Adams (1-0) vs C Coolidge (1-0) = Coolidge
T Jefferson (1-0) vs W Taft (1-0) = Taft
J Madison (1-0) vs GH Bush (1-0) = Madison
J Monroe (1-0) vs R Nixon (1-0) = Monroe
JQ Adams (1-0) vs B Clinton (1-0) = JQ Adams
A Jackson (1-0) vs G Cleveland (1-0) = Jackson
M Van Buren (1-0) vs A Johnson (1-0) = Johnson
WH Harrison (1-0) vs A Lincoln (1-0) = Lincoln
G Ford (1-0) vs GW Bush (1-0) = Ford
F Pierce (1-0) vs JFK (0-1) = JFK
R Reagan (0-1) vs Fluffy Roadkill (0-1) = Reagan
M Fillmore (0-1) vs W Wilson (0-1) = Wilson
FDR (0-1) vs B Obama (0-1) = FDR
J Tyler (0-1) vs B Harrison (0-1) = Harrison
J Polk (0-1) vs C Arthur (0-1) = James K Polk
U Grant (0-1) vs J Garfield (0-1) = Garfield
T Roosevelt (0-1) vs R Hayes (0-1) = T Roosevelt
W Harding (0-1) vs J Carter (0-1) = Harding
Z Taylor (0-1) vs W McKinley (0-1) = McKinley
LBJ (0-1) vs J Buchanan (0-1) = LBJ

G Washington (1-0)J ... (Below threshold)
Clint:

G Washington (1-0)
J Adams (1-0)
T Jefferson (1-0)
J Madison (1-0)
J Monroe (1-0)
JQ Adams (1-0)
A Jackson (1-0)
A Johnson (1-0)
A Lincoln (1-0)
GW Bush (1-0)
JFK (0-1)
R Reagan (0-1)
W Wilson (0-1)
FDR (0-1)
J Tyler (0-1)
C Arthur (0-1)
U Grant (0-1)
T Roosevelt (0-1)
W Harding (0-1)
W McKinley (0-1)
LBJ (0-1)

G Washington J Adams... (Below threshold)
Chris:

G Washington
J Adams
T Jefferson
GH Bush
J Monroe
JQ Adams
G Cleveland
A Johnson
A Lincoln
G Ford
F Pierce
R Reagan
W Wilson
B Obama
J Tyler
C Arthur
U Grant
R Hayes
W Harding
W McKinley
J Buchanan

G Washington J Adams... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

G Washington
J Adams
T Jefferson
GH Bush
J Monroe
JQ Adams
A Jackson
M Van Buren
A Lincoln
GW Bush
F Pierce
R Reagan
M Fillmore
FDR
B Harrison
J Polk
J Garfield
R Hayes
W Harding
W McKinley
J Buchanan

(Apropos to nothing, but I'm almost in your neck of the woods tonite DJ. We stopped in Texarkana for the night on the way to Lufin for my father-in-law's funeral. Sad reason, but it's nice to be back in Texas.)

William Howard Taft 18, Bar... (Below threshold)
914:

William Howard Taft 18, Barack Obama 0


He really is the big O.

Given that you had Washingt... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Given that you had Washington/Regan in first round I refused to play...random or not.

You should have had a mulligan.

You don't put Indy vs. N.O. in first round.

Right you are, Sheik!... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Right you are, Sheik!

PLUS ~ have you noticed DJ included NO female-oriented-genderized individuals, and only one half-minority dude, in his pairings? Seems kinda sexist and racist to me . . .

Channelling your inner "Ste... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

Channelling your inner "Steve Greene" there, huh Addison?

G WashingtonC Coolid... (Below threshold)

G Washington
C Coolidge
T Jefferson
J Madison
J Monroe
B Clinton
G Cleveland
A Johnson
A Lincoln
G Ford.
JFK
R Reagan
M Fillmore
FDR (0-1) vs B Obama (0-1) - too soon to tell, but probably both will be disasters
B Harrison
J Polk
J Garfield
T Roosevelt
W Harding
W McKinley
LBJ - at least LBJ didn't cause the Civil War

G Washington (C Cool... (Below threshold)
Wayne:

G Washington (
C Coolidge
T Jefferson
J Madison
J Monroe
JQ Adams
G Cleveland
M Van Buren
A Lincoln
GW Bush
JFK
R Reagan
M Fillmore
FDR
Tyler
J Polk
U Grant
T Roosevelt
W Harding
Z Taylor
J Buchanan

G Washington (1-0) vs H Tru... (Below threshold)
Lord Whorfin:

G Washington (1-0) vs H Truman (1-0)
J Adams (1-0) vs C Coolidge (1-0)
T Jefferson (1-0) vs W Taft (1-0)
J Madison (1-0) vs GH Bush (1-0)
J Monroe (1-0) vs R Nixon (1-0)
JQ Adams (1-0) vs B Clinton (1-0)
A Jackson (1-0) vs G Cleveland (1-0)
M Van Buren (1-0) vs A Johnson (1-0)
WH Harrison (1-0) vs A Lincoln (1-0)
G Ford (1-0) vs GW Bush (1-0)
F Pierce (1-0) vs JFK (0-1)
R Reagan (0-1) vs Fluffy Roadkill (0-1) Reagan
M Fillmore (0-1) vs W Wilson (0-1) Wilson
FDR (0-1) vs B Obama (0-1) FDR
J Tyler (0-1) vs B Harrison (0-1) Harrison
J Polk (0-1) vs C Arthur (0-1)Polk
U Grant (0-1) vs J Garfield (0-1)Grant
T Roosevelt (0-1) vs R Hayes (0-1)Teddy R
W Harding (0-1) vs J Carter (0-1)Harding
Z Taylor (0-1) vs W McKinley (0-1) Taylor
LBJ (0-1) vs J Buchanan (0-1) Buchanan

G Washington (1-0) vs H Tru... (Below threshold)
Lord Whorfin:

G Washington (1-0) vs H Truman (1-0)
J Adams (1-0) vs C Coolidge (1-0)
T Jefferson (1-0) vs W Taft (1-0)Jeffereson
J Madison (1-0) vs GH Bush (1-0)
J Monroe (1-0) vs R Nixon (1-0)Bush
JQ Adams (1-0) vs B Clinton (1-0)Adams
A Jackson (1-0) vs G Cleveland (1-0)Jackson
M Van Buren (1-0) vs A Johnson (1-0)Johnson
WH Harrison (1-0) vs A Lincoln (1-0)Lincoln
G Ford (1-0) vs GW Bush (1-0)Bush
F Pierce (1-0) vs JFK (0-1)JFK
Heres the rest.

Washington was the greatest... (Below threshold)
OLDPUPPYMAX:

Washington was the greatest of presidents and the greatest of Americans! The history of the man is truly extraordinary.

G WashingtonJ Adams ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

G Washington
J Adams
T Jefferson
J Madison
J Monroe
B Clinton
G Cleveland
A Johnson
A Lincoln
GW Bush
JFK
R Reagan
W Wilson
FDR
B Harrison
J Polk
U Grant
T Roosevelt
W Harding
W McKinley
LBJ

G Washington (1-0) vs H Tru... (Below threshold)
kevino:

G Washington (1-0) vs H Truman (1-0) --> Washington
J Adams (1-0) vs C Coolidge (1-0) --> Adams
T Jefferson (1-0) vs W Taft (1-0) --> Jefferson
J Madison (1-0) vs GH Bush (1-0) --> Madison
J Monroe (1-0) vs R Nixon (1-0) --> Monroe
JQ Adams (1-0) vs B Clinton (1-0) --> Adams
A Jackson (1-0) vs G Cleveland (1-0) --> Jackson
M Van Buren (1-0) vs A Johnson (1-0) --> Johnson
WH Harrison (1-0) vs A Lincoln (1-0) --> Lincoln
G Ford (1-0) vs GW Bush (1-0) --> Bush
F Pierce (1-0) vs JFK (0-1) --> JFK
R Reagan (0-1) vs Fluffy Roadkill (0-1) --> Reagan
M Fillmore (0-1) vs W Wilson (0-1) --> Wilson
FDR (0-1) vs B Obama (0-1) --> FDR
J Tyler (0-1) vs B Harrison (0-1) --> Harrison
J Polk (0-1) vs C Arthur (0-1) --> Polk
U Grant (0-1) vs J Garfield (0-1) --> Garfield
T Roosevelt (0-1) vs R Hayes (0-1) --> Roosevelt
W Harding (0-1) vs J Carter (0-1) --> Harding
Z Taylor (0-1) vs W McKinley (0-1) --> Taylor
LBJ (0-1) vs J Buchanan (0-1) --> LBJ

RE: "As before, no actual politicians were harmed in the creation of this post. Not much, anyway."

Hmmm. WizbangCSI is investigating the death of Fluffy, who got dumped on the roadside. The death appears to be suspicious, and the primary crime scene has not been found.

G Washington (1-0) vs H Tru... (Below threshold)
wmartin:

G Washington (1-0) vs H Truman (1-0) - Washington
J Adams (1-0) vs C Coolidge (1-0) - Adams
T Jefferson (1-0) vs W Taft (1-0) - Jefferson
J Madison (1-0) vs GH Bush (1-0) - Madison
J Monroe (1-0) vs R Nixon (1-0) - Monroe
JQ Adams (1-0) vs B Clinton (1-0) - Adams
A Jackson (1-0) vs G Cleveland (1-0) - Jackson
M Van Buren (1-0) vs A Johnson (1-0) - Johnson
WH Harrison (1-0) vs A Lincoln (1-0) - Lincoln
G Ford (1-0) vs GW Bush (1-0) - G W Bush
F Pierce (1-0) vs JFK (0-1) - JFK
R Reagan (0-1) vs Fluffy Roadkill (0-1) - Reagan
M Fillmore (0-1) vs W Wilson (0-1) - Wilson
FDR (0-1) vs B Obama (0-1) - FDR
J Tyler (0-1) vs B Harrison (0-1) - Harrison
J Polk (0-1) vs C Arthur (0-1) - Polk
U Grant (0-1) vs J Garfield (0-1) - Garfield
T Roosevelt (0-1) vs R Hayes (0-1) - T Roosevelt
W Harding (0-1) vs J Carter (0-1) - Harding
Z Taylor (0-1) vs W McKinley (0-1) - McKinley
LBJ (0-1) vs J Buchanan (0-1) - LBJ




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