Dan: Wow, did I have fun searching for images on this one! For reasons that only support our choices in this debate, certain Presidents have become internet heroes. The art and worship that these men have garnered makes you wonder if our current Commander in Chief will experience the same artistic renderings in the near future. We might just Google Obama in ten years to find him riding a dolphin and fighting a swarm of nano-bots with Poseidon's trident. Nice.
Chris won this one by a landslide, and combining that with the fact that I am writing this on a computer that can't access the episode, I will just say that the points fell where they did because they did. Now that the arguments are out of the way, I'd like to take this opportunity to talk about our current President.
Spoiler alert: Our current U.S. president is going to go down in history. All our Presidents are in history, but not all of them get a prominent place. Howard Taft is best known for being extremely fat, and Ford is best known for being a Vice President who perhaps wasn't ready for the big chair. These are the secondary Presidents, the ones that don't get put on mountains or money. The big boys are your first Presidents, your Presidents that won wars, and your Presidents that had silver tongues. Our current big boy is all three of those in one!
I don't want to get into the politics of whether or not his policies are right or wrong. I have several extremist Republican acquaintances who will shut my Facebook account down with Fox News articles about how he is Satan if we get into that. I'm just talking about the handful of Presidents a child can rattle off if asked who all the presidents are. The boys on the bills are easy, but you have to be aware of the Benjamin Franklin loophole. I guess if you invented a lot of stuff and then slept with all the wenches, you get a $100. I don't think Obama will be put on any money, because we aren't a nation that changes our currency too often, but he will be on the short list. He was the first black President, which is huge, and he has improved the U.S. image in the eyes of the international community. Like any President before him, there are groups that disagree with his policies and go a little far in voicing that distaste, but on the whole he is pretty likable.
I guess what I am trying to say is, it must have been pretty special being alive when Lincoln or Roosevelt were in office. I wonder if people know that the then-current President was going to be one of the "Big" ones, and I wonder if we are seeing another "Big" one right now.