Saturday, April 22, 2006

"The Worst President in History"

So, who do you think are the three best and the three worst presidents in history? I'll give you a hint, according to an article in the new Rolling Stone, the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries each hosted one of the three best, and the worst president in history may be serving right now: George H. W. Bush. Why? Because, if he continues on his current course, he stands to do the most damage.

The author draws on the expertise of historians to discuss the characteristics that tend to mark successful and unsuccessful presidents. One of the key indicators of a bad president was the tendency to cling to policy despite negative outcomes, something that has become characteristic of the Bush presidency. This article, available on line, is well worth the read.

You can find it here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/profile/story/9961300/the_worst_president_in_history

1 comment:

stevebaka said...

Mr. Bush is only a governor. He never legally acquired the presidency. Mr. Gore was elected by the citizens of America in 2000 by a long shot and should be our president today or between 2000-2004 at the very least.