Saturday, October 20, 2007

Blogger Poll

Blogger Poll is a new feature that I added to TCOJ last week; it's in the sidebar. It's been a little unreliable, though. For example, on the first day of voting there were already three votes for Howie Mandel. Then, the next time I checked, Howie had zero votes.

I don't know what the problem is, but this strikes me as intensely unfair to the legions of Americans who'd like to see Howie Mandel as our next president.

Looks like the Blogger Poll works about as well as the Florida Secretary of State's office when it comes to counting votes.

Here's this week's poll question, but I won't be using the polling feature. Rather, please reply with your answer in the comments. All you need to do is give the letter of your answer, but feel free to expand your thoughts:

A. He's the worst president in the history of the United States.

B. He's the 43rd best president in the history of the United States.

C. He's an accomplished president. He leads with wisdom and courage. He is a uniter, not a divider. He has improved the life of the majority of Americans (and citizens of the world) because of his magnanimity, his resolve, and his unlimited belief in the resiliency of the human spirit. Also: I haven't read a newspaper since 1985.

D. I thought Dick Cheney was president.


Frenchie said...

In all fairness, I don't know enough about all the past presidents to say he's the worst ever -- but he IS the worst of the ones I'm familiar with.

Fair enough?

Bobby M. said...

We've had some great leaders.... some mediocre ones (cite: The Simpsons Season 2 "We are the Mediocre Presidents" song: Episode #9F13

"We are the mediocre presidents
You won't find our faces on dollars or on cents
There's Taylor, there's Tyler, there's Fillmore and there's Hayes!
There's William Henry Harrison - "I died in thirty days!"
We are the adequate, forgettable, occasionally regrettable
Caretaker presidents of the U.S.A!"

...and we've had some real stinkers.

Bush is in the real stinker category. I just think about the potential that we had after 9/11. The potential to unite not only the U.S. but the vast majority of world governments at a critical time in history. What squadered opportunity and disregard of goodwill that we had for 7 long years! Leadership is seeing potential and inspiring others to accomplish...not just "workin' hard" and "makin' decisions."

Bobby M. said...

And another thing...

When Bush took office, we had a strong economy with surplus projections and fiscal optimism. The first time in years that we had economic light at the end of the tunnel. I realize that a lot can affect this, but the unneccesary muck and mire of Iraq in addittion to the senseless neglect of our economy have put the Dollar in a deep, dark hole in respect to other currencies. Our economy has gone from 'robust' to 'limping and sick' in just 8 years. 2 to 1 against the Pound is just embarrassing!

char said...

A & D. 'Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

he sucks. definitely A .