Greatest Americans - Part 6 - Heroes & Icons
Martin Luther King, Jr. was the runaway winner of the "Champions of Causes" category. He'll join John Wayne, Jim Thorpe, Mark Twain and Henry Ford in the finals. Wow, our finals are shaping up to be a fantastic battle.
A couple of notes. After reading "The Genius of the People", I've decided to change the "Presidents" category to simply "Politicians". It occurs to me that there are some very deserving people who never became President. And, the final category is going to be "Scientists, Inventors & Explorers".
Our new category is "Heroes & Icons". After my first run through, I realized I had 5 pilots on the list. That wasn't going to do, so I narrowed it down to just two. Maybe Neil Armstrong wasn't the greatest pilot, but he certainly fits the "Icon" criteria. Otherwise, this was a really fun category to put together. I hope you all have fun voting on it.
Voted has ended. In a fairly tight contest, General George S. Patton defeated the field.
Here's the schedule for the rest of the categories:
1. Actors & Directors: May 9-11
2. Artists & Writers: May 12-14 (This will replace "Political Figures")
3. Athletes: May 15-17
4. Business Leaders: May 18-20
5. Champions of Causes: May 21-23
6. Heroes & Icons: May 24-26
7. Musicians: May 27-29
8. Politicians: May 30-June 1
9. Scientists, Inventors & Explorers: June 2-4
And the finals will be held from June 5-7.
Posted by at May 23, 2005 09:17 PM
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|# May 23rd, 2005 10:30 PM james|
|the greatest american hero or icon is ronald reagan.
i could name about 100 other people that should be on on this list. i suggest that you add a "none of the above" to this poll.
until then, i refuse to vote.
|# May 24th, 2005 12:30 AM Daddy|
|Wouldn't Reagan fit better under "politicians"?
When I think of great icons, I think of either athletes or advertising creations.
Out of the above--Patton or Armstrong. Jeez. Guess it depends on your philosophy of lie.
Or your mood. :)
|# May 24th, 2005 12:31 AM Daddy|
|that's supposed to be "life".
Freudian slip. I had just read an AP account of the filibuster compromise...
|# May 24th, 2005 8:40 PM Crissy|
|Go Patton... it's yer birthday... |