President Obama appears to have picked the best mentor possible when he chose the lawyer from Springfield. Abraham Lincoln ranked number one today, among presidents of the United States whose term has ended. President Obama, then, hasn’t been ranked yet. His immediate predecessor, though, didn’t do so well. Ranked in the seventeenth percentile, little george came in thirty-sixth out of forty-fourth. His dad beat him (no surprise), as did Bill Clinton (twenty-fifth) and Ronald Reagan (tenth).
President Lincoln came in just ahead of President Washington (second) and President Franklin D. Roosevelt (third) another favorite of Forty-Four.
I love a good competition. If only it wasn’t our future at stake. Here’s wishing President Obama good luck when they take this survey again in 2017.
Happy Presidents’ Day!