Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Final Four - Presidents

The fourth 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):

Dwight Eisenhower defeats James Monroe, 135-109
Ronald Reagan defeats Thomas Jefferson, 216-208
Teddy Roosevelt defeats George W. Bush, 165-160
George Washington defeats John Adams, 217-160

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 Final Four Presidents:

Dwight Eisenhower
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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