View Poll Results: Best 20th Century President

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  • William Howard Taft

    1 1.47%
  • Walter Harding

    0 0%
  • Calvin Cooledge

    7 10.29%
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    6 8.82%
  • Ronald Reagan

    27 39.71%
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    27 39.71%
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Thread: Best 20th Century President

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    In a strange way, I would say Ford. He did what had to be done(pardon Nixon), despite the fact it would cost him any chance at re-election, and I think he pretty much knew that it would have that effect when he did it. That strength of character and conviction seems rare in presidents.
    Why did that have to be done?

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post

    I guess that's why the American people elected him four times?
    There's always corruption. The guy did much to expand government against the the chains of the Constitution. He reaped the benefits of circumstance to go unnoticed. Hindsight is 20/20.
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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    No surprise here.
    That's no surprise anywhere. Most presidential polls and historians put Washington, Lincoln and FDR as the top three, so FDR naturally should win the "Best 20th Century President".

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    In a strange way, I would say Ford. He did what had to be done(pardon Nixon), despite the fact it would cost him any chance at re-election, and I think he pretty much knew that it would have that effect when he did it. That strength of character and conviction seems rare in presidents.
    Nixon is great compared to our last few Presidents. If only we held the standards today what we held during his time!
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Nixon is great compared to our last few Presidents. If only we held the standards today what we held during his time!
    You do know the Libertarian Party began in protest to Tricky Dick?

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post

    I guess that's why the American people elected him four times?
    lol, funny that he was the first POTUS in the history of the country to run for more than two terms.

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Reagan without doubt or competition.

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Why did that have to be done?
    To close the issue, since there were more important things to deal with, such as the Democrats tossing South Vietnam out in the trash.

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Nixon is great compared to our last few Presidents. If only we held the standards today what we held during his time!
    Hell, the GOP of today would reject JFK as being too conservative, if his zombie ran for re-election.

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Give em hell Harry(Harry Truman) that is.The last President that spoke the truth.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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