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Gallup: Ronald Reagan Greatest President of All Time

About one in five place Reagan at the top of the list. Bill Clinton ranks third.

What I really love about this is that a certain number of people – one percent – thought to themselves: “Let’s see, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Jimmy Carter . . . umm . . . yeah . . . that’s it, Jimmy Carter!

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H/T to Michelle Malkin where I first saw this.

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8 Responses to Gallup: Ronald Reagan Greatest President of All Time

  1. Well, they didn’t ask me; it’s MillardFillmore, the 13th President.
    He never ran for the office, was installed after ZachoryTaylor died.
    He installed the first bathtub in the WhiteHouse.
    The only book he ever read was the HolyBible.
    Didn’t start or end any wars, was pleasant to all sides, didn’t raise taxes or oversee any offensive legislation. When his term was over, he went home.
    He was one of the best.

  2. My favorite is Calvin Coolidge. A who said, “…the American people need to be left alone.” A biographer wrote: “He embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class, could interpret their longings and express their opinions. That he did represent the genius of the average is the most convincing proof of his strength.”

    I love the story of “Silent Cal”:

    “As Vice-President, Coolidge and his vivacious wife Grace were invited to quite a few parties, where the legend of “Silent Cal” was born. It is from this time that most of the jokes and anecdotes involving Coolidge originate. Although Coolidge was known to be a skilled and effective public speaker, in private he was a man of few words and was therefore commonly referred to as “Silent Cal.” A possibly apocryphal story has it that Dorothy Parker, seated next to him at a dinner, said to him, “Mr. Coolidge, I’ve made a bet against a fellow who said it was impossible to get more than two words out of you.” His famous reply: “You lose.”

    Courtesy Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvin_Coolidge

      • Reagan–well, I was here, an adult, a Dem then, remember 22% interest or higher…still, we have that now, many people… I remember that whispery voice–actually I remember him on 20 Mule Team Borax more–the commercials… Or GE Theatre.

  3. An inferred conclusion I take from this poll is that, presuming that the proportion of Black Americans taking part in this poll is considerably larger than 5%, Obama’s star has fallen even among his most prime constituency. If so, we’ve likely got a one-termer in our current president. I’d like to know the demographic makeup of the sample, this is otherwise just guesswork.

    • More and more blacks are turning against him. He is a ‘sellout’ (the term used by black liberals against black conservatives) who has made it rich and will then retire back to Chicagoland with a new house, Security detail, new Presidential library (with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Louis Farrakahn on the Board of Directors), bling bling my mutha!

      But blacks are not “blacks” … black Americans are hard working people like anyone else and they know what is best for this country, REGARDLESS of race.

      The media likes to pidgeonhole all blacks as liberals and its simply not true.

      There was a very adamant, VERY well spoken black lady on FOX’s show last night during Frank Luntz’s focus group on Wisconsin. To be honest, if that lady were to run for office I would vote for her. She was the only one who made ANY sense at all!