Who Was Our Most Influential President?
Some go Old School with Washington or Lincoln while others like Ike or FDR. Who do YOU believe had the biggest influence on the White House and our country?
It's the week of President's Day and we're in the midst of what's turning out to be a grueling presidential primary season. So let's reflect a little and talk about who might be the most influential president in our country's history.
With such a long line of men to choose from, not to mention the increasingly polarized nature of political discourse in the U.S., it's no surprise that opinons vary widely.
About.com's list of the 10 most influential presidents features entries from across years. Abe Lincoln, FDR and George Washington take the top three spots, but the list also includes James Polk and Woodrow Wilson.
In a more modern-leaning piece, a poll done around this time last year has Ronald Reagan as the most influential president of the last 50 years.
But The Daily Kos did a top 10 list last year that was a little more, um, eclectic. It included Chester A. Arthur (who probably deserves some sort of award for his awesome muttonchops) and Richard Nixon. Yes, Richard Nixon.
They've had their say, but now it's your turn. Who would you select as the most influential U.S. President?