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Rating the President’s Leadership

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James Taranto takes a look at the President’s leadership at mid-term in a similar fashion to the excellent Presidential Leadership.

Ask someone to describe the presidency of George W. Bush, and “average” is not a word you’re likely to hear. Mr. Bush’s detractors treat him with a level of vituperation unseen since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt; some even blame him for bad weather. His admirers don’t go so far as to credit him when the sun shines, but their affection for him is palpable.

So it may come as a surprise that in a new survey of scholars ranking the presidents, Mr. Bush finishes almost exactly in the middle of the pack. He ranks No. 19 out of 40, and he rates 3.01 on a 5-point scale, just a hair’s breadth above the middlemost possible figure. But this is no gentleman’s C. Mr. Bush’s rating is average because it is an average, of rankings given by 85 professors of history, politics, law and economics.

Go take a peek for somes perspective on how Bush might be viewed in the future, after time has softened some of the passions of the day.

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Written by martinipundit

September 12, 2005 at 8:21 am

Posted in Leadership, Politics

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