How would you rate Richard Nixon amongst the other presidents?
Most Historians rank him close to the bottom of the list.
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I think there's a lot of passion about Nixon. He's got good and
bad points. His worst points were that he was a crook, statements
to the contrary notwithstanding. He was good on foreign policy, he
was decent on the economy. If Nixon would have had an honest bone
in his body, he would rank as one of the best presidents ever. But
he belonged in prison (something he has in common with a lot of
other presidents), so I'd say he was probably right in the middle.
I'd say FDR, Eisenhower, Lincoln, Washington and Kennedy were the
five best presidents, Nixon was number 23, and the last three
Republican presidents were at the absolute bottom.