At least that’s what the latest Gallup Poll says ( http://www.gallup.com/poll/releases/pr010219.asp ).
I am not here to say that Reagan was a bad or a good President. But the greatest? No Way!
JFK came in second and Lincoln came in third. I think it is a matter if empirical evidence and not just opinion that Lincoln blew the doors off of Reagan as Presidents go (JFK isn’t even in the same ballpark with Lincoln).
Even more disturbing, however, is Bill Clinton coming in fourth ahead of presidents such as FDR (another President who cheated on his wife but no issue was ever made of it at the time).
Jimmy Carter beating out Thomas Jefferson? I don’t think so! Jimmy Carter has made a great ex-President but I think most people in touch with history agree that his actual Presidency was pretty miserable.
Americans in general really are out of touch with their history. It’s no wonder other countries shake their head in wonder at us sometimes.