View Poll Results: Who Was the Best US President?

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  • Abraham Lincoln

    15 14.15%
  • Franklin Roosevelt

    26 24.53%
  • George Washington

    10 9.43%
  • Thomas Jefferson

    9 8.49%
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    6 5.66%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    1 0.94%
  • Andrew Jackson

    2 1.89%
  • Harry Truman

    0 0%
  • Lyndon Johnson

    2 1.89%
  • Other (please list below)

    35 33.02%
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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    FDR

    no doubt about it.

    He turned back the worst domestic threat and the worst foreign threat of the last 100 plus years.
    I think this is the least surprised by a poster that I have ever been. <------haymarket
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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Yep...what a guy.

    He had FAR more slaves then any other Founding Father and treated many of them poorly if they did not do as he wished.

    And he stole from natives during his military days.


    The guy was a dick head.
    Yeah, you're right, we should just ignore Valley Forge and all of his great accomplishments.
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    Re: Best US President

    There's grounds to criticize them, of course, but Washington, Jefferson, Madison are mostly praiseworthy.

    There's other folks worthy of honorable mention, too. For example, the more I read about him, the more I like Grover Cleveland.
    Last edited by JayDubya; 06-13-12 at 09:49 AM.

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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Why is Andrew Jackson on the short list. Isn't he the president responsible for the Indian Removal Project. The Cherokee Nations trail of tears in 1838/39. This founder of the Democratic Party was a ruthless genocidal killer. As a General
    his first effort at Indian fighting was waging a war against the Creeks. President Jefferson had appointed him to appropriate Creek and Cherokee lands. In his brutal military campaigns against Indians, Andrew Jackson recommended that troops systematically kill Indian women and children after massacres in order to complete the extermination.
    I rank him mid pack, due to his work with the central bank and national debt.

    However I agree, he should not be near the top.
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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    ı havent much knowledge about him ,but many claim he was a sane president ,who assasinates a bad president?
    Yes, he was a good man for the job. It is just so unfortunate that we didn't get to see what he really could have done.
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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by 00timh View Post
    I disagree about both. Although I don't know if any POTUS could have made significant improvements in the economy of the 1930's due to the massive continental drought which lasted nearly the entire decade. In terms of foreign policy though, He made the situation far worse, ignoring the growing threat of the Nazis and the brewing asian conflict. At the start of WWII China and Japan were at war, the soviets were getting involved and Japan was looking for and doing anything in which if felt it could get an advantage. Japan had become a growing threat, and FDR was too eager to take their false good will which cost us dearly. With multiple theaters at war, we were completely unprepared with our armed forces being depleted and our readiness at such a pathetic state.
    Bottom line: We won both. That is success. Couldashouldawoulda is not history.
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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the least educated people are also more likely to vote dem.
    As are the most educated people in the land with graduate degrees.
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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by proud2Bcatholic View Post
    Ronald Reagan
    Quote Originally Posted by 00timh View Post
    I would agree that he is the best in our lifetime, but hardly the best ever. There is much I like about Reagan, and little that I dislike. However, had Reagan had been tasked with a difficult period of time, rather than one of the easier ones, I do not believe his macro management style would have been suited well for such a critical period of time.
    I understand your point, but consider this: Did presidents in the 1700's and 1800's have to deal with nuclear weapons and cyber warfare? They never had to worry about their decisions possibly causing the extinction of man. Also, with the lack of communications and media scrutiny back then, its alost hard to tell WHAT kind of guys they REALLY were.

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    Re: Best US President

    Probably the last truly principled president that we had, that adhered strickly to the constitution. I think personally that George Washington was our best president. He set the standard by which they are measured. He was our version of Cincinatus.
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