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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Ugh. I can't stand Hillary Clinton. I like Michelle Obama, though. However, she would hardly qualify for my most admired list. I'd say that women like Asieh Amini and Shadi Sadr should be on the list, though.

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    I don't consider being married to someone a qualification for admiration...you actually have to DO SOMETHING for me to admire you.
    i Guess that depends on the beholder.. Obama didn't have to do jack ****, and he snagged Nobel Peace Prize

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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    i guess the word admire isnt as strong as respect or who you think is most important so i guess you have to let it slide.
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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    Eww... the most admired people are lawyers? Now we've hit a new low.
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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    According to a USA Today/Gallup poll, the most admired man is Barack Obama, and the most admired woman is Hillary Clinton.

    Obama Named Most Admired Man For Third Straight Year





    Just thought you'd like to know.
    I think it's very uplifting that during a period of high unemployment and national uncertainty, the two most admired persons in the country are the currently serving President and Secretary of State. Personally, I think the confidence and trust the American people feel for these two popular leaders reflects very positively on our ability to recover from the economic calamity of the past few years and to build upon the legacy of freedom and civil rights for all people going forward.
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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    From 1981 through 1988, the most admired man was Ronald Reagan.
    From 1988 through 1992, the most admired man was George H. W. Bush.
    From 1993 through 2000, the most admired man was Bill Clinton.
    From 2001 through 2007, the most admired man was George W. Bush.
    From 2008 through 2010, the most admired man was Barack Obama.

    For some reason, I don't think this survey really reflects "the confidence and trust the American people feel" so much as "durr hurr that guy's the president!"


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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    From 1981 through 1988, the most admired man was Ronald Reagan.
    From 1988 through 1992, the most admired man was George H. W. Bush.
    From 1993 through 2000, the most admired man was Bill Clinton.
    From 2001 through 2007, the most admired man was George W. Bush.
    From 2008 through 2010, the most admired man was Barack Obama.

    For some reason, I don't think this survey really reflects "the confidence and trust the American people feel" so much as "durr hurr that guy's the president!"


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    And let's not forget, in 1996 Billy bob was impeached for lying under oath. And he was still admired. Don't say much for ol' Bobo, does it?

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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    … For some reason, I don't think this survey really reflects "the confidence and trust the American people feel" so much as "durr hurr that guy's the president!" …
    Let's face it, we're an optimistic people who admire our leaders.
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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    According to a USA Today/Gallup poll, the most admired man is Barack Obama, and the most admired woman is Hillary Clinton.

    Obama Named Most Admired Man For Third Straight Year







    Just thought you'd like to know.
    I SEE why people would like Obama.
    But I'm stumped on Hillary? What has she done that's worth noting - not necesserily in her life - but in the last few YEARS?

    Other than running against Obama and losing - she's done jack **** for the country . . . I remember quite clearly her NOT being present to do her job more than once.

    I guess it's the whole 'which suit' thing people still adore?
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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    From 1981 through 1988, the most admired man was Ronald Reagan.
    From 1988 through 1992, the most admired man was George H. W. Bush.
    From 1993 through 2000, the most admired man was Bill Clinton.
    From 2001 through 2007, the most admired man was George W. Bush.
    From 2008 through 2010, the most admired man was Barack Obama.

    For some reason, I don't think this survey really reflects "the confidence and trust the American people feel" so much as "durr hurr that guy's the president!"


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    Ok, this post made me lol. Thanx RightinNYC.

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    Re: Most admired man and woman

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I SEE why people would like Obama.
    But I'm stumped on Hillary? What has she done that's worth noting - not necesserily in her life - but in the last few YEARS?

    Other than running against Obama and losing - she's done jack **** for the country . . . I remember quite clearly her NOT being present to do her job more than once.

    I guess it's the whole 'which suit' thing people still adore?
    Because of the nature of open-ended questions like this, it really doesn't matter whether a person has "done things" for the country so much as it matters whether they're well-known among a small segment of the population. Look at the breakdown of the numbers. The highest she (or anyone) received in the past six years was 20%. The only people to break 10% during that period were Hillary, Palin, Oprah, and Condi. If you look at the "most admired women" historically, it's a list of prominent first ladies with the occasional Mother Teresa or Margaret Thacher thrown in. Given that Hillary was probably the most well-known female political figure since 1993, I don't think it's really that surprising.
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