The president can begin his second term liberated by the confidence that he is already a landmark figure in American history. Obama’s task is not to manufacture a legacy but to leave his successors a nation that is more tranquil because it finally resolved arguments that roiled it for decades.
Number 44 has been spotted in Orlando, in the form of an animatronic addition to Walt Disney World’s Hall of Presidents. And it speaks with the president’s actual voice. It’s as creepy as it is amazing, and easily worth a quick look.
Abraham Lincoln has defeated Ronald Reagan to retake the title of greatest American president in the eyes of most Americans. Reagan had briefly usurped Lincoln following his death in 2005, according to Gallup, which regularly updates the standings. The current top five greatest presidents, in order, are: Lincoln, Reagan, Kennedy, Clinton and FDR.