July 01, 2010

Scholars: Obama One of the Bestest Presidents Evar!!!

No... they're serious.

George W. Bush was no FDR, but Barack Obama could be.

That's the verdict of 238 of the nation's leading presidential scholars, who - for a fifth time - rated Franklin Delano Roosevelt the best president ever in the latest Siena College Research Institute poll.

In office for barely two years, Obama entered the survey in the 15th position - two spots behind Bill Clinton and three spots ahead of Ronald Reagan.

When asked for comment about the poll, noted Presidential Scholar researcher Richard James offered his own terse opinion.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 1, 2010 05:53 PM

Proving once again the uselessness of surveys of presidential scholars. The quote from the survey's number cruncher was priceless. It's almost as if the Daily News reporter wanted to out Lohnstrom for the idiot he must be.

Posted by: kyle at July 1, 2010 06:26 PM

I think they are rating the TOTUS not the POTUS

Posted by: Neo at July 1, 2010 10:23 PM

Says more about the current crop Presidential Scholars than it does about the Presidents. Quite the indictment of our educational systems, isn't it?

Posted by: ruralcounsel at July 2, 2010 08:27 AM

I see the campus drug culture is alive and well.

Posted by: Stretch at July 2, 2010 12:34 PM

Now, now, let's not be hasty. Remember that Mr. Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize before his first day in the Oval Office. He won it for just being, well, him. With that precedent, it's hardly presumptuous to declare him nearly the finest president America has ever had after less than two years in office and after spending more money during that time than every other president before him. That's worth something, historically speaking, isn't it?

Posted by: mikemcdaniel at July 2, 2010 02:37 PM

As they say, "these are the best of the best of the best". Make high of a standardized test and you are automatically a brain. Funny, but the majority of the people that I know who scored well on those exams never were able to do well in the world. There seems to be no testing for logic or street smarts.

Also, what are we teaching the kids that they chose the presidents who have pushed a socialistic agenda and radically changed our freedoms?

Posted by: David at July 2, 2010 04:05 PM

That they selected el Jefe Maximo, Presidente for life as number one tells you all you need to know. Anyone who took a college course from one of these "scholars" is probably messed up for life.

Posted by: Ken Hahn at July 2, 2010 07:55 PM

Those Profs were right if we are talking about ignoring the constitution and pushing socialism on people who do not want or need it. FDR had many communists working for him. So does Obama

Posted by: Zelsdorf Ragshaft III at July 3, 2010 12:15 AM

That's nothing. I've had a lib tell me that Obama is the greatest thing to ever happen to the human race.

He was dead serious too. Better than the Gutenberg Press, or soap, or indoor plumbing, or penicillin. When I scoffed, he doubled down and promised that it was true, and that "everyone" agreeed with him.

I conceeded that 52% of the population agrees with him.

Posted by: brando at July 5, 2010 09:12 AM

Any school touting that is not one I would attend or recommend...

Posted by: OdinsAcolyte at July 7, 2010 10:42 AM