Originally posted by @whodey
Are all US war time Presidents glorified?
Looking at the major memorials in Washington DC, it would appear to be the case. You have the Washington memorial, the Lincoln memorial and the FDR memorial. Then off to the side you have Jefferson, the only major memorial who was not a war time President.
And anytime you ask who were the greatest Presidents, ...[text shortened]... s in Washington DC that pay tribute to Wilson, which is more than the average President obtains.
That is a good question though this is objectively more of a 'debate' forum question. Sorry to point that out. It is just my OCD kicking in, I guess.
The answer would be rather simple... War time is something that is far more memorable and at such a time it is very vital to have solid leadership.
I imagine, just the same, had Lincoln or FDR lost the war due to their own incapabilities and mismanagement, they would be vilified.
It could even be said that LBJ & Nixon both have a blemish on their Presidential record and were both in charge during the most controversial periods of the Vietnam war. We always think of them as having performed poorly.
Watergate oddly enough stands out more about Nixon. So, in a sense, that diminishes the Vietnam effects.