In recent news, Secretary of State John Kerry has said that he has not ruled out a run for the Presidency in 2016. His last attempt was in 2004 when he lost to President George W. Bush. If he were to run, his greatest challenge would be the person he placed as Secretary, Hillary Clinton. There have only been six Secrataries of State who have gone on to become President. They are:
Thomas Jefferson James Madison James Monroe John Quincy Adams Martin Van Buren James Buchanan
That’s right. The last one was Buchanan, who served as President from 1857 to 1861.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, I’m displaying a list of the top 10 greatest Presidents as determined by the Siena College Research Institute Presidential Ranking Survey. Results from that 2010 poll can be found here.
In their survey, the top rated President was Franklin D. Roosevelt, followed by Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Thomas Jefferson in the Top 5. My list is in alphabetical order.
Who do you consider to be the country’s greatest President and why? Take the poll and explain your answer.