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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    This thread seemed to make the claim he was rated pretty high up the presidential ladder.
    No claim. Fact. 91 historical scholars rated Obama 12th. Wanna bet where Trump will end up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    No claim. Fact. 91 historical scholars rated Obama 12th. Wanna bet where Trump will end up.

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    That doesn't mean he was a great leader. He is just ranked with his peers. Their opinion. Other people have opinions that differ. What matters is the state of the nation and world.

    Trump has been on the job < a month, so it's a little early to judge unless of course your mind is already made up before he was sworn in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    That doesn't mean he was a great leader. He is just ranked with his peers. Their opinion. Other people have opinions that differ. What matters is the state of the nation and world.
    Did you bother reading the rating criteria in the OP? I doubt it. 91 scholars ranked Obama 12th best POTUS.

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    Historians gave Obama high marks for pursuing equality, managing the economy, public persuasion and “moral authority.” On the other hand, he was judged to have been below-average in handling international relations. Overall, he placed ahead of such generally well-regarded chief executives as James Monroe and James Polk.

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    But Howard University historian Edna Greene Medford, another of C-SPAN’s consultants on the project, thought Obama might have ranked even higher. She was surprised to see him in the middle of the pack for administrative skills, and thought that his rapidly rising approval ratings during the last months of his administration might give him more of a boost. “Of course,” Medford said, “historians prefer to view the past from a distance, and only time will reveal his legacy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Don't know what criteria they go by. So he is ranked 12, what does that mean for us and the world? zero!
    I don't know. From your post, it seems like this is bothersome to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    What kind of hack historian ranks a president's place in history a month after he leaves office?
    91 'hack' historians. Seems like there's plenty of room for a +/- 3% margin of error. I'll go one further. In about 10 years he'll have moved up a couple of rungs.

    PS BUSH WAS PUT IN THE 5 WORST BEFORE HE LEFT OFFICE. He MIGHT JUST MOVE UP ONE himself--given TRUMP!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    No claim. Fact. 91 historical scholars rated Obama 12th. Wanna bet where Trump will end up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    What kind of hack historian ranks a president's place in history a month after he leaves office?
    I agree, but in doing so it's tough not to acknowledge all the hacks who proclaimed he was the worst president ever while he was still in office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One View Post
    I don't know. From your post, it seems like this is bothersome to you.
    He's out, a new administration takes over. Could care less about his rankings , it's opinion. The state of the nation and the world are what count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    I suspect Trump will be ranked one of the worst if the THE worst.
    With a big asterisk beside it saying "why was a minority of Americas so STUPID to vote for him"
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