Inside Government - August 8th, 2008

Alvin Felzenberg
Author, "The Leaders We Deserved (and a Few We Didn't): Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game"

Alvin Felzenberg
• Which presidents were successful and which ones were not, based on his six criteria for rating a U.S. president: character; vision; competence; economic policy; preserving and extending liberty; and defense, national security, and foreign policy

• Qualities to look for in presidential candidates, as well as ones to avoid

• Anecdotes about several U.S. presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ronald Reagan, and Harry Truman