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Who Makes the Cut for the Worst Presidents Ever?

Darkness Fish Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 12:40 PM
great comment. I would add that worst should also count long-term damage done to the country. Great handle, btw.

As President Obama prepares his State of the Union Address and the nation looks forward to a Presidents Day holiday, Americans should consider the warning examples of our worst chief executives.

While few of Washington and Lincoln's successors could hope to replicate their epic achievements, every president can — and must — focus on avoiding the appalling ineptitude of John Tyler, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and their feckless fellow travelers on the road to presidential perdition. The common elements that link our least successful leaders teach historical lessons at least as important as the shared traits of the Rushmore Four:...