98% - that's alot of historians. 109 historians in a world population of 6,661,608,921 - that's not alot of historians. The NYT makes a special point of one point of the survey: The survey also made clear that James Buchanan has some work to do rehabilitating his whole catapulted-the-nation-into-Civil-War reputation. The problem with this is that it's not a question on the 2008 questionnaire; perhaps it was on the 2004 HNN survey. No fair conflating the two surveys and pretending it is one and the same, NYT. Shame, shame, I say!
You would think this would be one very long, in-depth, far reaching, probing survey. Right? Let's see.
Here, in it's unedited entirety, is the whole survey:
We will limit the survey to two questions, followed by an opportunity to give comments:
1. On balance, do you consider the presidency of George W. Bush to have been a success or failure?
2. Forty-two people have been president of the United States. At this point, where would you rate the presidency of George W. Bush in comparison to those of the other men who have held the office?
Best Ever ___
Worst Ever ___
Whew! That wore me out just reading it, nevermind having to answer both questions.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.