SuperJail Warden wrote:Whenever historians do presidential polls, FDR, Lincoln, and Washington trade the top three spots. Anyone who calls FDR a bad president is really on the political fringe.
He extended the depression and made it worse, he ignored convention and ran for the presidency 4 times, he tried to pack the court, would you like me to go on? He was a power-hungry fascist.
Why is Lincoln good? Because he gave a nice speech at Gettysburg? Because he freed the slaves? Because he suspended habeus corpus? Or because he held on by his fingertips to the country while dealing with incompetent generals for three years? Maybe if he'd had better political skills the country would not have divided in the first place? I mean I'm happy the Union was preserved, but I'm not sure how much governing Lincoln actually did during his presidency. He was rather pre-occupied.