We have witnessed another presidential election. Bush wins! But what kind of president will he be or what kind of president has he been so far? Does the outcome of Iraq effect how we view President Bush? What makes a great president? We all know the names George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln; we all consider them great presidents. What about those that are not admired? "The Great Engineer, Herbert Hoover, took the oath of office in 1929 as the most admired politician in America and left four years later at the depth of the Great Depression as its most reviled." Was this president just a victim of circumstance that perhaps was started before his administration and was beyond his control?
Who do we consider great presidents and who do we consider not so great? Is a great president determined by circumstance and what he does during that circumanstance?