Who Has Been America's Best, Worst President?

In honor of Presidents' Day, let us know your favorite commander-in-chief.

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Credit: morgueFile
The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Credit: morgueFile

Monday is Presidents' Day, which honors Georgia Washington and Abraham Lincoln along with our nation's other 42 commander-in-chiefs.

See here to the learn more on the roots of this federal holiday.

In honor of the day, Patch wants to know who you think has been our nation's best president. Of course, if you'd like to tell us who you think has been the worst president, we'd welcome those comments, as well.

While you're mulling it over, take a look at this roughly three-minute video on the presidents from KCAL-TV out of Los Angeles.

In it, political analyst and Loyola Marymount University Professor Michael Genovese, who has authored more than 30 books on U.S. presidents, gives his opinion on an array of presidents including Barack Obama. 

Do you agree with him?

Klediss February 18, 2014 at 03:47 PM
Siena College, Liberal arts, meaning liberal now from a 2010 survey give me a freaking break. PLUS its in N York another strike against it. This review is disqualified due to erroneous errors and out dated results. o sucks, any way anytime , forever, worse the ole Jimma carter. No legacy to speak of , unless you total all the destruction this band of thugs have robbed the American people of.
Road Scholar February 18, 2014 at 04:08 PM
Mack : When Obama took over responsibility , the economy was still in a tail spin, wasn't it? And you expect to turn the economy around on a dime? Really? It is like a large ship...it takes time to have a lasting, positive impact...regardless of who was in charge! Oh and many who have left the job market have retired. Some were ready. Some do not have the computer skills to make it (A friend of mine had this happen). And some would not take jobs because it was demeaning or "below them". I have friends who ate their pride and are doing those jobs to augment their retirement!!!
DM-ATL February 18, 2014 at 09:12 PM
Sorry to burst your rhetoric bubble Mack, but I'm doing just fine. Working a six figure job, son getting ready to graduate from college with minimal bills, live in a 260k house, travel when I want, and spend a lot of time volunteering in the community. Oh, and by the way, I'm a single African-American mom who is not on food stamps!! Oops, one more thing, we've already benefited from the Affordable Care Act (not o'care as you call it) when my 22 yr old had major procedure after college, and thankfully we were able to put him back on our insurance. Have a great evening.
Alice Pickett February 18, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Sticking to the subject matter, which has gone off into a really weird spin of publishing ones annual salary, I would like to reassert my opinion that Abraham Lincoln was the greatest of American presidents and Lyndon B. Johnson was the worst. No, Johnson did not create poverty as one contributor suggested I was implying. Of course there have always been many very poor people in the US- in the city and the rural county side. The United States was a beacon for the poor and disadvantaged and absorbed an amazing amount of people that formed our nation along with those that had arrived much earlier and owned land. However, being poor was not synonymous with being a victim and in need of a permanent hand-out. Poor people for the most part worked and lived in a family situation before 1970. Yes there were exceptions as always, but most people were not looking for a check in the mail or an EBT card. In most cities and Atlanta included, Urban Renewal had already replaced the substandard housing that existed. They still had their families, communities and churches. The Great Society was meant to destroy poverty, but the programs offered a way to circumvent the historical pattern of assisting those in need and them permanently connected to government assistance. Of course some people got out of this situation. Many did not and created the underclass that is even harder to break. I see it all the time and saw it tonight. I live near the NW neighborhoods of Atl. that are a sad testament to totally failed programs including Clintons' Empowerment money. No, I do not think Clinton was even close to being the worst president, so no more comments from people who assume way too much.


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