Sunday, March 20, 2005

Presidential Tourney First Round Results

OK, the first 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 Chester Arthur, 160-120
John Quincy Adams defeats James Garfield, 135-104
George H.W. Bush defeats James Buchanan, 139-076
Benjamin Harrison defeats Jimmy Carter, 186-060
Herbert Hoover defeats John Tyler, 078-075
James Polk defeats Gerald Ford, 097-043
Teddy Roosevelt defeats Rutherford Hayes, 180-145
Zachary Taylor defeats William Harrison, 045-043
Harry Truman defeats Millard Fillmore, 228-075
Martin Van Buren defeats Andrew Johnson, 092-034

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 32 Presidents still in the hunt:

John Adams
John Quincy Adams
George H.W. Bush
George W. Bush
Grover Cleveland
Calvin Coolidge
Bill Clinton
Dwight Eisenhower
Ulysses Grant
Warren Harding
Benjamin Harrison
Herbert Hoover
Andrew Jackson
Thomas Jefferson
Lyndon Johnson
John Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley
James Madison
James Monroe
Richard Nixon
Franklin Pierce
James Polk
Ronald Reagan
Franklin Roosevelt
Teddy Roosevelt
William Taft
Zachary Taylor
Harry Truman
Martin Van Buren
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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