Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I get to be Lincoln







Which Great US President Are You Most Like?
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You scored as Abraham Lincoln

16th President, in office from 1861-1865
Born: 1809 Died: 1865 (assassainated)


Abraham Lincoln



74%

Thomas Jefferson



71%

George Washington



71%

Ronald Reagan



67%

Theodore Roosevelt



62%

John Kennedy



59%

Dwight Eisenhower



57%

Woodrow Wilson



52%

Lyndon Johnson



52%

Harry Truman



50%

Franklin Roosevelt



45%

H/T to Dee at her blog. Thanks Dee.

One curiosity about this. Though I respect and admire Lincoln, I strongly disagree with what he believed on one issue - - I am a strong supporter of State Sovereignty in areas where the Constitution does not clearly give authority to the Feds or the individual citizen.

9 Comments:

Blogger pete in Midland said...

Heh ... good "test" ... thanks for the link.
Ronald Reagan, it was, after a tie-breaker question ... which of the two is more important: pursue all terrorists or I'm a redneck. Apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, but my redneck feelings come after hunting down pondscum and enabling their meeting their 72 virgin camels.
Abraham Lincoln was just under the Reagan selection ... which I, too, found odd. As I place more emphasis on his later years, and disagree with his War of Northern Aggression acts completely, I'm surprised that his conservative creds are so strong.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Something is terrible wrong here! I got FDR! *SOB!* FDR!!!!

11:28 AM  
Blogger ChrisA said...

Hurray! I'm like George Washington. 83% like.

7:04 PM  
Blogger Donald Douglas said...

I'm currently reading "Lincoln," by David Herbert Donald. I've got a time out on it to read Jacob Heilbrunn's new book on the neocons, but Lincoln without a doubt, on values, on work ethic, and education...everything, is my favorite president so far.

Mostly though, it's the preservation of union. State sovereignty is fine, but not when it leads to a constitutional crisis and the enslavement of a people, national power should prevail. We're a union of Americans, and I think Lincoln - more than any other president - made the point clear, for the betterment of our future.

1:40 PM  
Blogger pete in Midland said...

Donald ... for a SOUTHERN take on him and the Civil War, there are many good books. My Favorite is one of the Politically Incorrect Guide series.

Unfortunately, the majority of the books are always written by the winners ... and the South not only took it on the chin for daring to withdraw their commerce from the Union, but took it in the back for a great many years afterwards.

The P.I.G. to the South was an interesting read, in that many facts ran counter to generally believed "facts". Fer instance -- the first AQmerican slave owner was black. The last American slave owners were in New York and other New England states. The last slave ships sailed out of New York. Neat stuff like that ...

2:46 PM  
Blogger jgf said...

Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt and Ike, with Abe running right along behind. I can deal with that...

8:14 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Pete Reagan was quite high on my list too.

gayle It may be personality and have nothing to do with politics. Personality questions were also prominent.

Chrisa Another great one.

Donald Douglas. There were two issues in the Civil War and each side was right on one and wrong on the other.

Pete. Interesting.

jgf good choices.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Mike is harassing me because I came out as Reagan but got the same high percentage for FDR.

12:11 AM  
Blogger benning said...

Ronald Reagan! Heheheee!

Well, there I go again!

9:12 PM  

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