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    Best Modern President 1960 -

    Thought it might be interesting. How the hell do you make a poll listing? Thought prompt would be automatic.
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    Re: Best Modern President 1960 -

    The best Federal President since 1960 clearly was Richard von Weizsäcker 1984-1994, with Gustav Heinemann (1969-1974) as close second.
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    Re: Best Modern President 1960 -

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    Re: Best Modern President 1960 -

    It depends an awful lot on criteria being used for evaluation. For instance, if we're looking at the most beneficent president since 1960, cases could be made for Nelson Mandela or Sarvapeli Radhakrishnan (who might also win on criteria of intelligence). If we're looking for the President who best advocated for their nation, then I would nominate Vladimir Putin, who has been playing a very deep game after leaving the post of prime minister. He might also win if we're looking for who was most politically adept.

    The only real president we've had here in the U.S. during that time was shot in Dallas (perhaps for trying to be a real President, though I'll refrain from further discussion). The rest have been straw-men and generally have been rather lackluster.

    I assumed the poll was meant to discuss politicial presidents. If we got into corporate presidents, or presidents of other organizations, more names would have to be thrown into the hat.

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    Re: Best Modern President 1960 -

    Quote Originally Posted by ashurbanipal View Post
    It depends an awful lot on criteria being used for evaluation. For instance, if we're looking at the most beneficent president since 1960, cases could be made for Nelson Mandela or Sarvapeli Radhakrishnan (who might also win on criteria of intelligence). If we're looking for the President who best advocated for their nation, then I would nominate Vladimir Putin, who has been playing a very deep game after leaving the post of prime minister. He might also win if we're looking for who was most politically adept.

    The only real president we've had here in the U.S. during that time was shot in Dallas (perhaps for trying to be a real President, though I'll refrain from further discussion). The rest have been straw-men and generally have been rather lackluster.

    I assumed the poll was meant to discuss political presidents. If we got into corporate presidents, or presidents of other organizations, more names would have to be thrown into the hat.
    One hell of a good response, IMO.
    Ask a generalized question and receive a "general" answer...
    Its a large world out there....thanks to the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    One hell of a good response, IMO.
    Ask a generalized question and receive a "general" answer...
    Its a large world out there....thanks to the internet.
    Yeah, well if I had figure out how to do the poll bit it would have been obvious (to most at least).

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    Re: Best Modern President 1960 -

    Kind of depends on what you mean by 'Best'. Best for whom? For their country? For the World? For their supporters? How are you going to introduce a degree of objectivity that would allow presidents from different political cultures, different eras and facing widely different challenges to be compared. If you are just looking for a political beauty contest then the clear front-runner would be Nelson Mandela.

    Perhaps you'd like to frame your assumptions a little more clearly before we vote.
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    Re: Best Modern President 1960 -

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    David Palmer.
    The presidential family was a bit of a liability though, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    David Palmer.
    never heard of 'im....lol...lol
    But this ignorance of mine is but passing...
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    TCM is much better... or PBS..
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