I am not making this up.
I can't link to the U-T because it has gone dark behind a paywall, and I certainly wouldn't recommend anyone actually pay for this garbage, but here is their list:
1. Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1865.
2. George Washington, 1789-1797.
3. Ronald Reagan, 1981-1989
4. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933-1945
5. (tie) George H.W. Bush, 1989-1993, and George W. Bush, 2001-2009
I asked some Tea Party friends including the SLOBs to name their top 5. Not surprisingly, the Tea Partiers put the U-T blockheads to shame. In approximate order of number of Tea Partier picks:
George Washington Abraham Lincoln Ronald Reagan Thomas Jefferson Andrew Jackson Calvin Coolidge James Madison Dwight Eisenhower John Adams John Quincy Adams Ulysses S Grant Teddy RooseveltSurprised by any of those picks? Pick up a biography and think as you read how that President's beliefs and actions might inspire a 21st century believer in individual liberty and limited government.
As a side note, the U-T readers picked the worst Presidents ever. Obama, Bush, Nixon, and Carter are in a dead heat for first, with LBJ coming in a distant fifth. I agree with all of those picks.