Thanks for the opinion (always interesting to hear differing views)Not to take the thread off topic, but...
(Assuming you're talking about FDR) - you are comparing Nixon to the 2 presidents that started America down the road of public dependance on the government. I'd say Nixon did far less damage to the country than either of those two. So I guess, technically, he was a better president.
So, according to the initial post, Obama seems to be a bad choice primarily because he has told some lies.
Nixon, from what I gather, was hardly honest AND was caught out, but was a better president than one who ensured that the US became a true world power and another who helped the US come out of the great depression and won a Nobel prize?