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  • George W Bush

    24 25.81%
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    14 15.05%
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Thread: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

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    Re: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

    I voted Bush because I like to believe that he is the same guy that was in Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
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    Re: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

    Quote Originally Posted by dabateman View Post
    If you're going to fall down the stairs, you better be a nice guy.
    Ford was probably the most coordinated man to ever hold the office. That was one of the biggest cases of the press creating a false impression of the man-he was a tall guy so sometimes he bumped his head getting into airplanes

    I knew an SS agent on Ford's detail. It was hard finding agents good enough to ski with Ford or play tennis with him

    he was a top flight collegiate football star who was hired by Yale as a freshman varsity coach. He asked the dean of the law school if he could take some classes and after he earned top grades the dean told him he was welcome as a student. he graduated highly ranked in his class. at the age of 65 he was still an excellent tennis player and an expert skier. Sports Illustrated ranked him the greatest athlete to hold the presidency ever

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    Re: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Ford was probably the most coordinated man to ever hold the office. That was one of the biggest cases of the press creating a false impression of the man-he was a tall guy so sometimes he bumped his head getting into airplanes

    I knew an SS agent on Ford's detail. It was hard finding agents good enough to ski with Ford or play tennis with him

    he was a top flight collegiate football star who was hired by Yale as a freshman varsity coach. He asked the dean of the law school if he could take some classes and after he earned top grades the dean told him he was welcome as a student. he graduated highly ranked in his class. at the age of 65 he was still an excellent tennis player and an expert skier. Sports Illustrated ranked him the greatest athlete to hold the presidency ever
    You can be athletic without being graceful...

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    Re: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Ford was probably the most coordinated man to ever hold the office. That was one of the biggest cases of the press creating a false impression of the man-he was a tall guy so sometimes he bumped his head getting into airplanes

    I knew an SS agent on Ford's detail. It was hard finding agents good enough to ski with Ford or play tennis with him

    he was a top flight collegiate football star who was hired by Yale as a freshman varsity coach. He asked the dean of the law school if he could take some classes and after he earned top grades the dean told him he was welcome as a student. he graduated highly ranked in his class. at the age of 65 he was still an excellent tennis player and an expert skier. Sports Illustrated ranked him the greatest athlete to hold the presidency ever
    I always felt sorry for Ford. He really gets the short end of the stick when it comes to how history will remember him, politically and, ummm... physically. I also think he would have been a fine President had he won re-election in 1976.
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    Re: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

    Quote Originally Posted by dabateman View Post
    You can be athletic without being graceful...
    true enough but Ford was a great athlete. and if I filmed ANYONE as much as Ford was filmed I could make a prima ballerina look clumsy or a world class diver look uncoordinated

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    Re: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I always felt sorry for Ford. He really gets the short end of the stick when it comes to how history will remember him, politically and, ummm... physically. I also think he would have been a fine President had he won re-election in 1976.
    Strike that. Election.

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    Re: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

    Quote Originally Posted by dabateman View Post
    Strike that. Election.
    he did something few would do
    he did what he thought was best for the country knowing it would cost him the election

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    Re: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    he did something few would do
    he did what he thought was best for the country knowing it would cost him the election
    True. I don't think I've disputed that. I merely contend that he can't run for re-election to an office he was never elected to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabateman View Post
    True. I don't think I've disputed that. I merely contend that he can't run for re-election to an office he was never elected to.

    technically true, the same was true with LBJ in 1964,

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    Re: Politics Aside, who is the more likable of our last 3 Presidents. C

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I voted Bush. Good back story on the guy that made me like him.
    I had a buddy who was the lead crew chief on Marine 1 when he was POTUS. The first time President Bush went to his ranch in Texas, he sat and talked to my buddy for about an hour while they were in the air about regular stuff. Did he have a girlfriend, had he ever ridden a horse, where was he from, etc. At the time, my buddy was engaged. So President Bush offered a guest house to he and his fiance to stay in while at his ranch. My friend declined, of course. Well, the next day, his fiance shows up. President Bush had found out her name, had one of his aides call her, and arranged for his private jet to go get her and bring her to Texas. When I heard that story, I knew he was a good guy. In addition, President Bush's practice of waiting until his staff, Secret Service detail, and Marines/Airmen on his aircraft enjoyed their Christmas with their families before going home is awesome.
    I think President Obama is probably a good guy too. He is extremely funny in his interviews, comes across as a genuinly good husband and father, and can laugh at himself. I just have a more personal story with President Bush so that's what leans me his way.
    I think President Clinton is a dirt bag, so I don't even consider him.
    I have a shipmate who is a Chief Corpsman and was on the military medical staff at the WH when Bush was president......He said President Bush did so many wonderful things for vets and guys that got wounded in Iraq and demanded that the press never find out about it.......He said when President Bush saw a wounded vet tears would well up in his eyes........To this day he still greets the troops coming back from Afghanistan on a regular basis with little or no fan fare...He said that President Bush was one of the most down to earth people he ever met.............
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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