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  • John F. Kennedy

    11 42.31%
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt

    4 15.38%
  • Ronald Reagan

    9 34.62%
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    5 19.23%
  • Harry S. Truman

    0 0%
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    3 11.54%
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    Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    I would say people, but then I'd have to put MLK in here and he would obviously win? Sorry if you choices are incomplete in your opinion. Please feel free to name presidents outside of choices in poll. I personally say JFK.
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    Re: Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    pre television presidents and ones who were in office long before most of the posters aren't going to get a fair evaluation



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    Re: Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    I cannot recall of hearing of any Ike speech other than the military-industrial complex thing.

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    Re: Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
    I would say people, but then I'd have to put MLK in here and he would obviously win? Sorry if you choices are incomplete in your opinion. Please feel free to name presidents outside of choices in poll. I personally say JFK.
    I had an old cassette tape with speeches from different presidents. From listening to them I would say FDR, but he was a couple of years before my time. He had the ability to connect with the people and give them hope during a time when there really was little hope to give.

    Reagan had that same ability. You mentioning of JFK, he was good too. The problem with JFK is his life and his presidency was cut way too short. Clinton could connect, perhaps not as good as FDR or Reagan, but he also could move people. Billy boy could say, "I feel your pain," and darn if we didn't think he could.

    So I would FDR at number 1, Reagan 2, Clinton 3 and JFK 4. All the rest from FDR to Obama do not belong on the same playing field as these 4.
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    Re: Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I had an old cassette tape with speeches from different presidents. From listening to them I would say FDR, but he was a couple of years before my time. He had the ability to connect with the people and give them hope during a time when there really was little hope to give.

    Reagan had that same ability. You mentioning of JFK, he was good too. The problem with JFK is his life and his presidency was cut way too short. Clinton could connect, perhaps not as good as FDR or Reagan, but he also could move people. Billy boy could say, "I feel your pain," and darn if we didn't think he could.

    So I would FDR at number 1, Reagan 2, Clinton 3 and JFK 4. All the rest from FDR to Obama do not belong on the same playing field as these 4.
    I know. I think about what might have been different if he hadn't been assassinated.
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    Re: Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    pre television presidents and ones who were in office long before most of the posters aren't going to get a fair evaluation
    Unfortunately yes. Though I'm a millennial and I favor JFK so it's not always that way.
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    Re: Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    Quote Originally Posted by sbrettt View Post
    I know. I think about what might have been different if he hadn't been assassinated.
    I am sure the landscape would be entirely different, but I am not sure how. The hope and promise of a better future, a better American was wiped out that day in Dallas. A vast potential of what might been ended before it really got started. One can speculate and that is all one can do.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I am sure the landscape would be entirely different, but I am not sure how. The hope and promise of a better future, a better American was wiped out that day in Dallas. A vast potential of what might been ended before it really got started. One can speculate and that is all one can do.
    Yeah, it's truly a shame. Him and RFK are how politicians should be.
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    Re: Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    Definitely JFK, class orator.
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    Re: Which of these presidents do you think gave the best speeches?

    Lincoln
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