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Who is the greatest US president of the 20th & 21st centuries?

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by dust1n, Apr 18, 2013.

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  1. William McKinley

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  2. Theodore Roosevelt

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  3. William Howard Taft

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  4. Woodrow Wilson

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  5. Warren G. Harding

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  6. Calvin Coolidge

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  7. Herbert Hoover

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  8. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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  9. Harry S. Truman

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  10. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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  11. John F. Kennedy

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  12. Lyndon B. Johnson

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  13. Richard Nixon

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  14. Gerald R. Ford

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  15. Jimmy Carter

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  16. Ronald Reagan

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  17. George H. W. Bush

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  18. Bill Clinton

    6.5%
  19. George W. Bush

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  20. Barack Obama

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  1. dust1n

    dust1n Zindīq

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    Let's go! EXPLAIN YOURSELF.

    :ding: :ding:
     
  2. LuisDantas

    LuisDantas Aura of atheification
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    Jimmy Carter. Not many politicians ever show the degree of integrity and moral courage that he did. Even less attain presidency of any country.
     
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  3. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    JFK; he was a pro-American, capitalist, war hero who loved his country. And, certainly from my perspective and hopefully others', he was the last good Democrat politician in the US. Since his death, Democracy has shifted quite a bit in what I find is the wrong direction.
     
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    Same here, Luis... interesting results so far... of a sample of four. I'm sure there will be much more discussion once I'm returned to the thread.
     
  5. uberrobonomicon4000

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    Theodore Roosevelt, not to many Presidents actually stood for all that he did and he has imo been the BIGGEST progressive in America history. Sorry to those that don't like Republicans, but he helped make America what it is today. He also did his best to prevent world wars. He supported minorities and was against capitalistic corruption. Universal healthcare started with him but was lost during the world wars along with a lot of others things. America would be a lot more advanced today if we didn't have to peddle around with other countries nonsense.

    EDIT: He also won the Nobel Peace Prize. So beat that!
     
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    I know for sure I agree that JFK had the best hair.
     
  7. Meow Mix

    Meow Mix Chatte Féministe

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    He was also shot and STILL delivered his speech, starting out by telling the crowd that he had IN FACT been shot, but that it takes more than that to stop a bull moose.
     
  8. LuisDantas

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    I don't have too much of an opinion about TR, although he seems to have been fine enough as POTUS go.

    I want to point out however that there is no need to apologize, at least to me. Much as I dislike the current Republicans, I figure that there is no comparing the current batch with that of a hundred years ago. I'm honestly not sure Theodore would find much traction in the current version of the GOP, even.
     
  9. uberrobonomicon4000

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    I agree, but that gets into politics and how things have changed over the past 100 years.

    As in some people will say anything to "buy a vote".
     
  10. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    It's not enuf to vote...I have to post something too?
    OK, I voted for Ronnie Rayguns.
    - Greatly lowered marginal tax rates.
    - Death of the Evil Empire.
    - This......
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    Reagan-Mondale debate: the age issue - YouTube
     
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    Daniel Day Lewis:

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  12. Alceste

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    I like Lincoln, but that was a long time ago and freeing the slaves was just obviously morally right, even then.

    So I picked Jimmy Carter. Solar panels on the whitehouse. Need I say more?
     
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    I see someone got the FDR now. That was my second go-to.
     
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    Barack. Handed an economy in free fall he along with many others (Dems and Repubs) have been able to keep us from goingto into a depression. There's much more work to be done but I've been impressed so far. While I have my issues with both sides I believe they both deserve credit where it is due. FDR is another favorite of mine......
     
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    FDR. The New Deal is the greatest game-changing array of political reforms in American history, after the emancipation of the slaves and the American revolution.

    Close second would've been Teddy Roosevelt, for vigorous anti-monopoly reforms and for surprisingly decent foreign policy for a guy who claimed to enjoy war.
     
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    I'm sort of speechless that some actually think Jimmy Carter was good.
     
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    Reagan's a good pick for greatest president if your goal is to impoverish the middle class and further enrich the super wealthy.
     
  18. England my lionheart

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    Harrison Ford,especially for his work in Airforce one,what more could you ask of a President.
     
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    My vote's on principle. From what I can gather, Carter was probably directly responsible for the least amount of deaths out of all the presidents.
     
  20. LuisDantas

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    Principles are pretty much the only thing that counts for a POTUS, far as I am concerned.
     
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