I've only seen a couple of listings for most libertarian presidents. Here is one:
Now, in this list, the top ten is either exclusively A) forgotten presidents who show up mid-list in most historians assessments of presidents or B) were full-on shitty (Coolidge, Harding, Grant and Johnson). Not a single president commonly considered the best ever, either Republican or Democrat, appears above "Below Average".
On top of that, modern conservatives, like Reagan, whom modern Libertarians seem to like, fall below Democrats including every Democratic president since Reagan.
I recently saw someone talking about a very different libertarian list on a show: while I lack access to it, Jimmy Carter was 8th, Reagan was 40th in terms of real Libertarian ideas.
Isn't there a fundamental disconnect between the idea and practice of libertarianism today? Is there a strong President in American history who was actually libertarian?