View Poll Results: What will be GWB's legacy?

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  • A great and inspired world leader

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  • A man who accomplished much but failed to live up to his complete potential

    3 8.57%
  • A man who may have had good ideas but failed to accomplish much

    10 28.57%
  • A man with lack of ideas and accomplished very little

    6 17.14%
  • A complete and utter failure who drove this country to the brink of bankruptcy

    16 45.71%
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    GWB's Legacy

    Which option best fits your view of what GWB's legacy will be.

    Vote accordingly:
    Last edited by disneydude; 01-19-09 at 01:11 PM.
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    Re: GWB's Legacy

    History will show GWB in a positive light.
    Anyone that considers him a faulure needs to look back no nurther than Truman...
    Last edited by Goobieman; 01-19-09 at 01:12 PM.

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    Re: GWB's Legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    There's no poll.

    History will show GWB in a positive light.
    Why do you think that? The public opinion of the man is rather low at this point and has been for some time. How do you think that would change?

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    Re: GWB's Legacy

    I don't see an intellectually honest poll question to answer. Just another BDS poll, not even a fake stab at objectivity much less a option for other.
    Last edited by Sir Loin; 01-19-09 at 01:16 PM.

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    Re: GWB's Legacy

    I guess it all depends on who will be writing the history books in the future.
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    Re: GWB's Legacy

    He has got this poll pretty much in the bag:

    Who is the Worst US President Ever?

    88% when I voted

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    Re: GWB's Legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    Why do you think that? The public opinion of the man is rather low at this point and has been for some time. How do you think that would change?
    You didnt see my edited post.

    Look at Truman, his approval ratings, and how he got them.

    Then tell me how approval ratings while in office have any bearing whatsoever on how a President is seen by history.

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    Re: GWB's Legacy

    I think your poll options are kind of polarizing. I personally wouldn't call his presidency a complete and utter failure, but I wouldn't say that he was a man who lacked ideas. I will give him credit for bringing the country together right after 9/11, even though anyone would have probably done that.

    I despised the fact that he tried to use 9/11 as currency to push for the war with Iraq and I equally despised his lack of care for the opinions of the majority of people in this country as to their distaste for the war. I realize that a government shouldn't govern based on public opinion polls, but they should at least take them into account. There was a significant amount if disrespect and arrogance coming from his administration. I think his administration really split this country apart far more politically which I think is why we have far more outspoken whackos on both sides of the political aisles who are actually given a voice on legitimate news stations and through various publications.

    I also despised how he handled the Hurricane Katrina situation and even more the Bush apologists who made excuse after excuse for the guy blaming everything solely on local and state governmental bodies. While they do shoulder some of the blame, we should have been there taking care of those people on a federal level and we weren't.

    I also despised how inarticulate he was and would wince every single time he made a speech because I knew that this stuff was being seen all over the world and that it was making us look foolish for even electing the guy in the first place.

    I don't hate the guy like many of the extreme left wing groups and people do because I don't know him. He seemed like he was probably a decent guy in person. That being said, I don't think he was a decent President and not everyone would be. I'm still honestly baffled as to how he made it two terms. Though, when one looks at his opponent the second time around (Frankenstein) it's hard not to wince with equal disdain.

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    Re: GWB's Legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    I don't see an intellectually honest poll question to answer. Just another BDS poll, not even a fake stab at objectivity much less a option for other.

    Try looking at the poll options. There are plenty of options to choose from. Certainly one that fits most everyone's views
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    Re: GWB's Legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You didnt see my edited post.

    Look at Truman, his approval ratings, and how he got them.

    Then tell me how approval ratings while in office have any bearing whatsoever on how a President is seen by history.
    Well, I consider myself a "glass is half full" kinda guy and I don't really see someone successfully putting a positive spin on his Presidency that most people will swallow willingly.

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