Friday, November 03, 2006

A Poll

Who Is the Greatest Political Figure of the 20th Century?
Teddy Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson
Calvin Coolidge
FDR
Harry S. Truman
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Barry Goldwater
Richard Nixon
Ronald Reagan
BJ Clinton
Winston Churchill
Margaret Thatcher
Konrad Adenauer
Lenin
Stalin
Mao
Nelson Mandela
Mahatma Gandhi
Other (explain in comments)
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6 comments:

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

I voted for Churchill but I see the other voter picked Coolidge.

Myrhaf said...

I voted Coolidge. As Mencken said, he slept for eight years in the White House, which is preferable to what FDR did.

Gus Van Horn said...

I voted for Coolidge before I saw that you did!

EdMcGon said...

I picked Goldwater. His influence on both Reagan and Gingrich is unmistakable, although a strong argument could be made for Reagan.

Now if I had to pick the most important political figure of the 20th century, I would probably have to choose Lenin.

Myrhaf said...

So far the nine votes have all been for the great ones -- Coolidge, Churchill, Thatcher and Goldwater. Too bad this poll is laughably unscientific; if it represented the wider American opinion, the battle for freedom would be won.

EdMcGon said...

Myrhaf,
If this poll were taken among Americans today, you would get 40% for Reagan, 40% for Clinton, and a smattering for everyone else. :P