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Who Makes the Cut for the Worst Presidents Ever?

Ralph56 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 11:24 AM
Micheal, with respect to your statements voters choosing candidates not by philosophy, but by some other reason; that may be true for voters on the left, but Conservatives vote for ISSUES. Oh, and Carl Rove has broken Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment of not bad mouthing other Republicans so many times, it's sickening. Rove needs to go along with the Bushes, who are responsible for losing their base enough to give us Obama.

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:...