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    Which of these two presidents was better?

    Which of these two presidents was better? George Herbert Walker Bush or George W. Bush?

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    Re: Which of these two presidents was better?

    About the same.

    They both were handed significant international crises and they both handled them very well.

    H.W Bush let himself get suckered by the Democrats on the "read my lips" thing...but W. Bush made the mistake of bucking his own party a couple of times. They were both good Presidents.
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    Re: Which of these two presidents was better?

    Didn't hit puberty until after Herbie's reign, so all I have are vague impressions of it not being as good as the Clinton years. Dub left a decidedly negative impression of two extraneous wars, spurring an increase in obdurate partisan intransigence with Rovian techniques, and presiding over a profligate economy that collapsed into the second worst depression in recorded history before he could make it out the door.

    Asking which was better comes across like asking if I'd rather have a goofy looking farmers tan or have my penis amputated.
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    Re: Which of these two presidents was better?

    H.W. did much less damage than W. so I would say H.W. was better.

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    Re: Which of these two presidents was better?

    The only ting I didn't like about Bush was his Reaganomics. Shrub was an idiot that should have stayed in the local bar - or church.
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    Re: Which of these two presidents was better?

    I would have to say G. H. W. Bush was the better. Did a lot of good things and was very smart about a lot of things. Forced change in China through trade agreements. Better balanced trade with Japan through manipulation of exchange rate and also took steps to that lead to them opening more of their markets. Not his fault that they just don't want to buy American crap, but at least we get to own things there now. He was almost always measured in his responses to things, unlike his son who a few times made "knee jerk" reactions. He also seemed to be much more aware of what was going on than G.W.

    G.W. Bush I don't think was that good of a President. I liked some things, but not a lot. He was given a Republican majority Congress but did not take the opportunity to reverse a lot of damage done by Liberals over the years. While I agree with the wars, even think we didn't go far enough, I cannot agree with his handling of the occupations that followed the initial operations. While he may have been somewhat limited during his first term, his second term should of been an all out assault upon the Liberal/Socialist agenda spreading across America. National Right-to-Work should of been pursued. Massive entitlement and welfare reforms should of been done. Massive restructuring of the government agencies should of been handled. EPA and other rogue agencies that exist to carry out Liberal agendas should of been dismantled or redone. He was the first Republican President since Eisenhower to have a Republican Majority in Congress, and Ike didn't have all the socialism/Liberalism in the government that GW had. GW and the Republicans should of went on the warpath against socialism/Liberalism. Instead, it was almost like he wasn't even there. He did very little.
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    Re: Which of these two presidents was better?

    HW, but only by the smallest of margins.

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    Re: Which of these two presidents was better?

    GHW Bush by a long shot

    He worked to reverse some of the poor economic policies that started under Reagan, a far more rational foreign policy

    Had it not been for Perot, he would most likely have won a second term, and have been regarded as a more influential president
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    Re: Which of these two presidents was better?

    HW would be leagues better if not for "Read my lips". That included, just a bit better.

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    Re: Which of these two presidents was better?

    This is like picking which is your favorite turd.

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