More recent presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton are often rated among the greatest in world opinion polls, but do not rank as highly among presidential scholars and historians.
The bottom 10 often include James Buchanan, Warren G. Harding, Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Ulysses S. Grant, Zachary Taylor, and now George W. Bush.
As it is evident, historians and academicians do not share the public sentiment regarding the 40th president; to those scholars, Ronald Reagan was not a great president. I concur.
There were two major opportunities offered to Mr. Reagan immediately before and during his administration he mishandled very badly
- One was very deceptive, outright Machiavellian to say the least…
- The Other was shameful (and continues to haunt the country to this day)