A Presidents’ Day Game

At the outset, I’ll note that I object to the drab nomenclature of “Presidents’ Day.” After all, if Abraham Lincoln (February 12) could preserve our country and George Washington (February 22) could serve as its figurative father, surely we could take the trouble to observe their birthdays individually (and not necessarily through offering the government workforce a day off!).

All that aside, who’s up for a little Presidents’ Day game? 

Who do you think have been America’s most overrated and underrated presidents? For this year, at least, here’s where I come down:

Most overrated: Barack Obama (by a mile)

Most underrated: Calvin Coolidge (I’m currently reading Amity Shlaes’s fabulous Coolidge, predictably sneered at in The New York Times).

What do you think?! Other contenders?