Conservative Bloggers Select The 25 Greatest Figures In American History


Out of all the titans in American history — Presidents and generals, inventors and entrepreneurs, reformers and revolutionaries — have you ever wondered who the best of the best were? Well, we here at RWN wondered about that, too, and that’s why we decided to email more than a hundred bloggers to get their opinions. Representatives from the following 44 blogs responded…

Linkiest, YidwithLid, Viewpoint, All That Is Necessary, Liz Mair, Fausta’s Blog, Right Wing Rocker, Pirate’s Cove, Don Singleton, No Runny Eggs, WILLisms, The Nose On Your Face, DANEgerus Weblog, Cara Ellison, ??????????, Mount Virtus, GayPatriot, Wintery knight, Russ. Just Russ, The Virtuous Republic, Right View from the Left Coast, Midnight Blue, 101 Dead Armadillos, Pursuing Holiness.com, No Oil For Pacifists, Don Surber, Conservative Compendium, Fraters Libertas, Moonbattery, Pundit Boy, Shrink Wrapped, Outside The Beltway, Likelihood of Confusion, Libertarian Republican, Solomonia, IMAO, Freeman Hunt, Classical Values, Nice Deb, Moe Lane, mountaineer musings, The TrogloPundit, Basil’s Blog, This Ain’t Hell

All bloggers were allowed to make anywhere from 1-20 selections. Rank was determined simply by the number of votes received. Also, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is a fairly conservative group of bloggers and their selections reflect that. Well, that’s enough about the rules — without further adieu, the greatest figures in American history are as follows (with the number of votes following each selection)…

22) Douglas MacArthur (6)
22) John Wayne (6)
22) Ayn Rand (6)
22) Lewis & Clark (6)
22) Susan B. Anthony (6)
21) Norman Bourlag (7)
19) Bill Gates (8)
19) Audie Murphy (8)
18) Alexander Hamilton (9)
15) Thomas Paine (12)
15) Albert Einstein (12)
15) Jonas Salk (12)
14) Mark Twain (13)
13) Henry Ford (14)
12) Dwight D. Eisenhower (15)
11) George S. Patton (16)
10) The Wright Brothers (20)
9) James Madison (22)
8) John Adams (24)
7) Ronald Reagan (27)
5) Thomas Edison (31)
5) Abraham Lincoln (31)
4) Benjamin Franklin (32)
3) Martin Luther King (34)
2) Thomas Jefferson (36)
1) George Washington (42)

Also see,

Bloggers Select The 20 Greatest Figures In American History (2003)
Left-Wing Bloggers Select The Greatest Figures In American History (2003)

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