If you had to rank the presidents in your lifetime, how would you rank them? Here are my rankings. Overall 1. Ronald Reagan. 2. Bill Clinton (he was socially liberal, but more conservative than W and actually did some great things like NAFTA) 3. George H.W. Bush (If he would have stuck to his guns. Social Moderate) 4. Gerald Ford (Fiscal Conservative and Social Moderate) 5. George W. Bush (Horrible Economic policies, the only redeeming factor was that he was socially conservative). 6. Jimmy Carter- The greatest thing he did in office was allowing the Fed Secretary to raise interest rates. That may have cost him the election but was the right thing to do. Other than that, he was incompetent. 7. Barack Obama- Very Socially liberal and very economically liberal. 8. Richard Nixon- He was a criminal Social Issues 1. George W. Bush--perhaps the most socially conservative in my lifetime, and he spent a lot of political capitol on this issue. Hated so much about this man, but on abortion he was a friend to babies. 2. Ronald Reagan--He made social issues popular. 3. George H.W. Bush 4. Jimmy Carter-incompetent, but while in office he was not as bad as he is today. 5. Bill Clinton- liberal on some issues, but not as bad as Ford, Obama, Nixon. 6. Gerald Ford- He could care less about social issues 7. Barack Obama- As bad as they get and would get the worst on social issues if I didn't consider being a criminal. 8. Richard Nixon-was not a social conservative, more like a social liberal but he was also a crook. I tend to vote on the social issues first.