vcczar Posted July 19, 2022 Share Posted July 19, 2022 Taking a break from working on things to make this list. Here's how I'll do the point system for the VP Ranking: Succeeded as president due to a president's death or resignation +50 Followed the incumbent president by becoming president immediately after +25 Significant VP first, enhanced office+20 Followed their president to become president in their own right, but not immediately afterward +10 Reelected as VP, won their home state +5 Tiebreaking votes +n=tie-breaking votes Ultimately, there's a good argument for Kamala Harris being one of the most significant VPs in history, regardless if one things she's doing a great, decent, or atrocious job. This ranking is not a ranking of competency. It is only a ranking of significance. She gets a lot of points on demgraphics and she's already 3rd for most tie-breaking votes. The Senate could end up being 50-50 again, so she could feasibly break John C Calhoun's record before the end of 2024, making her the most significant of all time. Even if we strip demographics/firsts as a criteria and leave it to helping win a state, break-ties, and follow a fallen president, then she's near the top. If the criteria is only breaking tie votes, then she's #3 and could possibly become #1. Here's the ranking for most significant VP John Adams +25+20+5+5+5+29= 89 First VP, followed Washington, 29-tie-breaking votes Kamala Harris +20+20+20+23+5 = 88 First woman, first Asian, first black, and 23-tiebreaking votes John C Calhoun +20+20+5+31 = 76 First to resign and first to serve VP for two-parties, and 31-tiebreaking votes Richard Nixon +20+20+5+5+5+10+8 = 73 First "modern VP," first VP sent in a major overseas trip John Tyler +50+20= 70 First VP to become president after a fallen president Gerald Ford +50+20 = 70 First VP to be appointed via Amendment requiring a filled vacancy Millard Fillmore +50+5+3 = 58 Chester A Arthur +50+5+3 = 58 Harry S Truman +50+5+1 = 56 Lyndon B Johnson +50+5 = 55 Andrew Johnson +50+5 = 55 Calvin Coolidge +50+5 = 55 Theodore Roosevelt +50+5 = 55 George Clinton +20+14+20 = 54 First VP to die in office and first VP to be VP for two different presidents Thomas Jefferson +25+20+3 = 48 First VP to not be of the same party as his president George HW Bush +25+5+5+5+7 = 47 Martin Van Buren +25+5+14= 44 Dick Cheney +20+5+5+5+8 = 43 VP that was said to have had the largest role in an administration Daniel D Tompkins +20+5+5+5++6 = 41 First VP to be reelected under the party ticket election system Mike Pence +20+13+5 = 38 First VP to defy his president's coup wishes and validate the vote of the American people John C Breckinridge +20+5+10 = 35 Youngest VP ever Aaron Burr +20+3+5 = 28 First VP to be dropped by his president for reelection Charles Curtis +20+5+2 = 27 First Native American heritage president Walter Mondale +20+1+5 = 26 First VP to be a key advisor for a president Joe Biden +5+5+5+10 = 25 Schuyler Colfax +18+5 = 23 Nelson Rockefeller +20 = 20 First unelected VP to be appointed by an unelected president due to an amendment Al Gore +5+5+5+4 = 19 Thomas R Marshall +5+5+9 = 19 John Nance Garner +5+5+5+3 = 18 George M Dallas +11+5 = 16 Richard Mentor Johnson +14 = 14 Alben W Barkley 5+8 = 13 Hannibal Hamlin +5+7 = 12 Hubert Humphrey +5+4 = 9 Levi P Morton +5 + 4 = 9 James S Sherman +5+4 = 9 Elbridge Gerry +9 = 9 Adlai E Stevenson I +5+2 = 7 Charles G Dawes +5+2 = 7 William A Wheeler +6 = 6 Garret Hobart +5+1 = 6 Henry Wilson +5+1 = 6 Charles W Fairbanks +5 = 5 Won his state but broke no ties Dan Quayle +5 = 5 Won his state but broke no ties Thomas A Hendricks +5 = 5 Won his state and died soon after William R King +5 = 5 Won his state and died soon after Henry A Wallace +4 = 4 Failed to win his state but broke 4 ties Spiro T Agnew +2 = 2 Failed to win his state and broke only two ties before resigning 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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