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  • William Howard Taft

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  • Walter Harding

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  • Calvin Cooledge

    7 10.29%
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    6 8.82%
  • Ronald Reagan

    27 39.71%
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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    FDR... Obviously....
    Turned back the Nazis, Facist Italy, and Imperialistic Japan...while fighting the Great Depression, and inspiring the people's confidence in the markets. And of course, he is the only president to serve 3 terms, and die after being re-elected for a fourth term...
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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Turned back the Nazis, Facist Italy, and Imperialistic Japan...while fighting the Great Depression, and inspiring the people's confidence in the markets. And of course, he is the only president to serve 3 terms, and die after being re-elected for a fourth term...
    You neglected to mention that he saved capitalism.

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    I always liked Reagan, reminded me of my grandfather, and he was a unapologetic proud american!

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Why do you have to use such insulting language? It's unseemly...
    I employ insulting language when I talk about the right wing whack-o-loons who label everything socialism, because I find them insulting to the concept of reason.

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    FDR

    And what's with JFK, FDR, and other Democrats not being on your list? You didn't run out of options.

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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    I would say from best to third best, JFK; FDR; Bill Clinton

    Ronald Reagan was great actor, his best performance was when he "was president." Just like Bush, he wasn't running that administration, he was just the puppet.


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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Turned back the Nazis, Facist Italy, and Imperialistic Japan...
    While America's role was vital, the Russians did most of the work in Europe. Almost any other President would've reacted in a similar way

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    while fighting the Great Depression, and inspiring the people's confidence in the markets.
    Prolonged it with high spending, high taxes, onerous regulation, and price controls

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    And of course, he is the only president to serve 3 terms, and die after being re-elected for a fourth term...
    So he was popular. That doesn't make him a good President.
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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    FDR FTW


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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    While America's role was vital, the Russians did most of the work in Europe. Almost any other President would've reacted in a similar way



    Prolonged it with high spending, high taxes, onerous regulation, and price controls



    So he was popular. That doesn't make him a good President.
    Do you think the Russians would have won if we hadn't given Hitler another war front to fight? Or if we hadn't given them money, support, etc?

    High spending, which put the confidence back into the system. High taxes which payed for the war. Lack of regulation contributed to the initial problem. Price controls during a World War, and during the Great Depression? I can't believe you even tried arguing that...

    His popularity was based upon the fact that he got results.
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    Re: Best 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    bill clinton.
    William Jefferson Clinton was actually an excellent president. Why would I say that, when everything he did sucked? Because he singlehandedly changed the lexicon of the English language, which used to be boring. The word "is" has many meanings now, and English is now very fun, especially for those who make up Bill Clinton jokes.
    Last edited by danarhea; 12-01-09 at 11:44 PM.
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