Thursday, March 24, 2005

Presidential Tournament Round 2 Results

OK, the second 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 Ulysses Grant, 160-148
George W. Bush defeats Franklin Pierce, 241-082
Bill Clinton defeats Warren Harding, 140-087
Dwight Eisenhower defeats Martin Van Buren, 265-133
Thomas Jefferson defeats Zachary Taylor, 208-079
John Kennedy defeats Andrew Jackson, 158-100
Abraham Lincoln defeats Calvin Coolidge, 183-072
James Monroe defeats GHW Bush, 109-093
James Polk defeats William McKinley, 134-109
Ronald Reagan defeats Herbert Hoover, 258-086
Franklin Roosevelt defeats John Quincy Adams, 220-180
Teddy Roosevelt defeats James Madison, 197-125
William Taft defeats Grover Cleveland, 155-138
Harry Truman defeats Richard Nixon, 241-201
George Washington defeats Benjamin Harrison, 217-155
Woodrow Wilson defeats Lyndon Johnson, 101-079

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 second round is now ready to begin, with 32 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 16 Presidents still in the hunt:

John Adams
George W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Dwight Eisenhower
Thomas Jefferson
John Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln
James Monroe
James Polk
Ronald Reagan
Franklin Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
William Taft
Harry Truman
George Washington
Woodrow Wilson

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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