George H.W. Bush
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
my first vote ever was for Perot. i turned 18 the week before voting.
i think Clinton did a decent job, however.
"I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell
Bill Clinton easy.
"Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it’s the sand of the coliseum. He’ll bring them death – and they will love him for it.” - Senator Gracchus (Gladiator)
He wasn't perfect, and to be honest I am not 100% up on many of his social positions. I know that, fiscally, he had a very strong libertarian stance.Originally Posted by Bigfoot
And I do support tariffs to a certain extent. I thought Clinton was a great president, but I still say NAFTA was his great mistake.
I voted for Bush Sr. back in '92, because I liked the guy... still do... and had no idea who this stranger from Arkansas was about. By '96, I'd figured out that Clinton was a lousy husband and a whoring horndog, but a damned good president. So I voted for him. In 2008 I was presented with Bush-lite and BubbleBrain versus UnqualifiedProfessionalCampaigner and FootInMouth. So I didn't vote for either of 'em.
“Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson
I wouldn't be born until the next year, but I would probably vote for Perot. As Bigfoot pointed out he was anti-gun, anti-free trade, and pro drug war. However, with the exception of the second one, I don't see the difference between him and the other two candidates on these issues. Clinton may have been a decent President, and Bush Sr wasn't all that bad. However, I don't think either of them got economics as well as Perot. The man is far from perfect in my eyes, but he would have gotten my vote had I been born in or before 1974.