View Poll Results: In your opinion who do you think was the greatest VP of all time?

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  • John Adams

    3 13.04%
  • Henry Wallace

    4 17.39%
  • Thomas Jefferson

    6 26.09%
  • Al Gore

    2 8.70%
  • Harry S Truman

    2 8.70%
  • Gerald Ford

    2 8.70%
  • Lyndon Johnson

    0 0%
  • Walter Mondale

    0 0%
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    1 4.35%
  • Other

    3 13.04%
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    VPs don't do anything. If you're speaking solely of their time as VP there's really nothing to distinguish any of them because, as I said, VP is basically a do nothing job.

    If you want to look everything VP's have done in their careers I'd go with Jefferson and the Roosevelt.
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    I'm going to have to go with my man John Adams on this one.
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    What? No Darth Vader?
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    I am not just judging them as a VP because until the last couple of decades, VP's didn't really do anything. Judging them from their entire life in politics, of those listed I would have to say Teddy Roosevelt. No other president embodied the American spirit more than he did. Moreover, if it were not for him (and later LBJ), we would have no great swaths of untouched land left in this country. Instead we would have the tended garden type preserves one finds in Europe, not the true wilderness we have preserved here.

    ""The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom." ---Teddy Roosevelt

    This was my backyard where I grew up (Ouachita National Forest) and it was entirely the doing of Teddy Roosevelt:

    Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?-tumblr_m2kxuhrgwy1r81c8do1_500-jpg

    What other VP or President has impacted our lives that much?
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    To be honest, I don't even know how to weigh a VP's performance.
    This. One, VPs don't do much, relatively. And I take the question to mean only as VP, not anything else they may have done either before or after.


    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Ford-kept the country together and put that ahead of winning an election
    Ford is my choice. He was the level head needed at the time. I mean that as VP as well as President. He went out of his way to be a stabilizing force... as much as could be done... while VP. His work as VP is pretty much unrecognized today, and his Presidency is very underrated.

    I will admit that, while I pick Ford, I am relatively unfamiliar with the work done by others when they were VP. My knowledge of VP-specifics is limited as well. Ford is one of the few that I do know about.
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I am not just judging them as a VP because until the last couple of decades, VP's didn't really do anything. Judging them from their entire life in politics, of those listed I would have to say Teddy Roosevelt. No other president embodied the American spirit more than he did. Moreover, if it were not for him (and later LBJ), we would have no great swaths of untouched land left in this country. Instead we would have the tended garden type preserves one finds in Europe, not the true wilderness we have preserved here.

    ""The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom." ---Teddy Roosevelt

    This was my backyard where I grew up (Ouachita National Forest) and it was entirely the doing of Teddy Roosevelt:

    Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?-tumblr_m2kxuhrgwy1r81c8do1_500-jpg

    What other VP or President has impacted our lives that much?
    I'm reading Kern's dual biography of Roosevelt and Taft right now. Excellent book if you haven't read it already. Sagamore Hill is about a 20 minute drive from my home on Long Island. When the renovations on it are done this spring I'm planning to visit.
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In your opinion who do you think was the greatest VP of all time?
    Schuyler Colfax or Hannibal Hamlin
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    I'm reading Kern's dual biography of Roosevelt and Taft right now. Excellent book if you haven't read it already. Sagamore Hill is about a 20 minute drive from my home on Long Island. When the renovations on it are done this spring I'm planning to visit.
    I read this a few years ago. It is a bit tedious though:

    Amazon.com: T.R.: The Last Romantic (9780465069590): H. W. Brands: Books

    This is a really good one though:

    http://www.amazon.com/The-River-Doub.../dp/0767913736
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    Why isn't Spiro Agnew on the list?
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    Re: Who Do You Think Was the Best VP Ever?

    Al Gore invented the internet, which which this poll wouldn't exist.

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