I'm a right leaning American, yes
I'm a right leaning American, yes and the United Statss needs a President like him now
I'm a left leaning American, yes
I'm a left leaning American, yes and the United States needs a President like him now
I'm a right leaning American, no
I'm a left leaning American, no
I'm not from America, yes
I'm not from America, no
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
Reagan was a good leader. And his leadership was just what this country needed after Watergate, the Iran hostage crisis, the oil embargo, a useless war in Vietnam, etc. The country hit a low point, and his leadership helped lift the country.
BUT his policies for the most part were awful and in the long run many were very destructive. Trickle down especially has been proven to have been, and still is a disaster and a failure.
So the best? Nope, policywise not even in the top 25. But leadershipwise yeah, he's in the top 5.
"The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize."~F.D.R.
"Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other."~Mark Twain
If by "best", you meant, "worst"..... then your poll would have a lot more significance.
With that said, I'd honestly say he's middle of the road. Did a few good and short-lasting things, did a lot more of bad and damaging things long term.
Kind of like modern corporate strategy. Short term vision, future be damned.
Reagan himself would not have thought he was the best president of all time. I do think history will regard him as a transformational president though. Moreover, the OP is wrong about the 1984 election. LBJ was elected in 1964 with a larger percentage of the vote and much higher turnout than in 1984 (another sweeping election).
Last edited by SouthernDemocrat; 05-21-15 at 06:29 AM.
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
Putin has certainly grabbed Trump by the pussy. Payback is a bitch.