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  • Greatest Americans - The Finale

       June 05, 2005

    Thomas Edison was the winner of the scientist category, just barely beat Ben Franklin in by far the closest race we've had.

    And now it's time for the finale. As a reminder, this whole thing started after I caught a glimpse at who the Discovery Channel was featuring as their 100 Greatest Americans. Coincidently, the show starts this evening at 8 pm Eastern Time, but, in the meantime, you can place your vote for Dummocrats' Greatest American right now:

    You know, because I used the Discovery Channel's category format, this final poll is really kind of anti-climatic. It's just strange to see a greatest American poll with no Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson. If I hadn't wanted to stay somewhat in line with the Discovery Channel, I would have picked a top 64, seeded them and had an NCAA-style tourney. Ah well, maybe next year.

    In the meantime, vote in our final poll, watch the Discovery show for a laugh or two and check out the past categories below:

    1. Actors & Directors: May 9-11
    2. Artists & Writers: May 12-14
    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

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    #  June 5th, 2005 10:25 AM      Diane
    I agree with you, I couldn't bring myself to choose any of those listed as the greatest American.  
    #  June 5th, 2005 10:33 AM      kris
    Oh, don't get me wrong, I can easily choose one of these, it's just that I feel like the real battle was already fought in the Political Figures category. If Washington beat Lincoln, he's not going to lose here, right?  
    #  June 6th, 2005 2:56 AM      TheUnabrewer
    Only one of those is even in my top 5.  
    #  June 6th, 2005 9:46 PM      B0B
    Although all of these are great choices, I believe that the American Solider is the choice we should be voting for. Without the men and women who fight for our country we wouldn't be having this contest in the first place.  



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