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Happy Presidents Day!

Posted February 18, 2008

I'm a political junkie, so this is my kind of day! 

Everyone celebrates the great presidents today -- Washington, Lincoln, etc.  But I think I'll celebrate the forgettable presidents.   Let's remember all of those guys with the big sideburns in the 19th century. 

To mark the occasion, here are a couple of neat sites.  First, The Living Room Candidate is a production of the Museum of the Moving Image.  You can watch campaign TV commercials from elections ranging from Eisenhower-Stevenson in 1952 to Bush-Kerry in 2004. 

Second, how do you rate the presidents?  There are lots of opinions, so I thought I'd just link to the Wikipedia article that collects a range of presidential ratings.

How do you rank the presidents?  Your favorites?  Your least favorites?  I know it's kind of hard to avoid, but let's try not to turn this into a blue-faced political screamfest.  Be nice to one another and support your answers.  (This section is worth 15 points.)

UPDATE:  You can vote on your favorite modern president in the Related Links area!

 

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  • open2debate Feb 18, 2008

    I looked on the wikipedia site and wonder why all democrat candidates throw out the JFK name when in reality the are campaigning more on the LBJ format.

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