Monday, March 28, 2005

Elite Eight Presidents

The third round of the POTUS Tourney is done, and here are the results (recall that I hid the actual match-ups, asking for 1-10 ratings on the basis of seven key skills):

John Adams defeats James Polk, 098-097
George W. Bush defeats Franklin Roosevelt, 243-220
Dwight Eisenhower defeats John Kennedy, 265-218
Thomas Jefferson defeats Abraham Lincoln, 131-094
James Monroe defeats Bill Clinton, 165-096
Ronald Reagan defeats Harry Truman, 258-241
Teddy Roosevelt defeats William Taft, 165-123
George Washington defeats Woodrow Wilson, 217-125

The scores were the results of multiplying the average rating for each skill, by the historical factor for that skill (using the 1-10 ratings for each skill in the six historical areas), then adding the resulting sub-totals for the final score).

The third round is now ready to begin, with 8 Presidents competing head-to-head. To avoid subjective influences, I am again asking the readers to submit 1-10 ratings (1 = lowest, 10 = top) for the Presidents in each of the following skill sets:

Economic Policies
Judicial Doctrine
Military Command
Social Policies
Tax and Tariff Policies

Here are the Elite Eight Presidents:

John Adams
George W. Bush
Dwight Eisenhower
Thomas Jefferson
James Monroe
Ronald Reagan
Teddy Roosevelt
George Washington

And remember, if you don’t enter your ratings, that means the decision will go to those who do enter their choices.

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