View Poll Results: Who is the best President of this time period?

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  • Eisenhower

    17 26.98%
  • JFK

    4 6.35%
  • LBJ

    0 0%
  • Nixon

    2 3.17%
  • Ford

    1 1.59%
  • Carter

    1 1.59%
  • Reagan

    24 38.10%
  • H.W. Bush

    0 0%
  • Clinton

    13 20.63%
  • Obama

    1 1.59%
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Thread: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Why are they statist thugs? Kennedy was an interventionist (Cuba). LBJ was a huge social welfare spender. Nixon enacted price controls. Ford tried to use inflation to bring about prosperity. Carter was an environmentalist nut and continued welfare traditions. Reagan cut taxes, but not spending. Bush raised taxes. Clinton, I don't need to say much. Bush was the 'compassionate conservative.' And Obama is trying to become LBJ.
    Carter promoted coal as an energy source. I think he probably would have promoted nukes too had not public opinion been so negative.

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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    So I'm doing a Presidential Tournament bracket and the last region is made up of all the President in between Eisenhower and Obama. This is the most difficult region for me and I was just wondering how you rank the Presidents from 1-11. The Presidents in this region are as follow (in order):

    -Eisenhower
    -JFK
    -LBJ
    -Nixon
    -Ford
    -Carter
    -Reagan
    -H.W. Bush
    -Clinton
    -W. Bush
    -Obama

    Oh yeah, and please explain why you chose the person you selected as the best, thanks.
    I think it's too early to rank Obama since he's only been in office for a little over a year. However, I'll oblige for everyone except Obama:

    1. JFK
    2. Eisenhower
    3. Nixon
    4. Clinton
    5. Bush Sr.
    6. LBJ
    7. Ford
    8. Reagan
    9. Carter
    10. Bush Jr.
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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think it's too early to rank Obama since he's only been in office for a little over a year. However, I'll oblige for everyone except Obama:

    1. JFK
    2. Eisenhower
    3. Nixon
    4. Clinton
    5. Bush Sr.
    6. LBJ
    7. Ford
    8. Reagan
    9. Carter
    10. Bush Jr.
    Why JFK at #1?

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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Eisenhower by far. Under his administration there were no shooting wars, interstate highways kept millions working, ended the Korean war, balanced the budget three times.

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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    Why JFK at #1?
    He pretty much saved the world from a nuclear war. If not for JFK's actions, no one after JFK would be on that list at all.
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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    He pretty much saved the world from a nuclear war. If not for JFK's actions, no one after JFK would be on that list at all.
    You realize that the Soviet Union put missiles on Cuba because of all of the invasion attempts by the US, right?

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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Carter promoted coal as an energy source. I think he probably would have promoted nukes too had not public opinion been so negative.
    Well there's the Chrysler bailout, that's pretty statist. Encouraging energy conservation rather than market-based prices? Statists hate the price system.

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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    You realize that the Soviet Union put missiles on Cuba because of all of the invasion attempts by the US, right?
    For me, it's a question of what JFK did that other people in that situation would *not* have done. For example, suppose that Nixon won the 1960 election instead of JFK. I'm fairly certain he would've approved the Bay of Pigs fiasco too...but I'm less sure that he would've kept a cool head during the Cuban Missile Crisis instead of listening to his generals.

    I think very few people could have maneuvered the country through the Cuban Missile Crisis the way JFK did.
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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    The biggest thing that appeals to me about Ronaldus Magnus is that he was able to convey the American Spirit like no other POTUS. His handling of the Soviet Bear and alliances with Lady Thatcher, Lech Walesa and Pope JPII, along with the necessary buildup of the military helped bring the USSR to its knees.


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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think it's too early to rank Obama since he's only been in office for a little over a year. However, I'll oblige for everyone except Obama:

    1. JFK
    2. Eisenhower
    3. Nixon
    4. Clinton
    5. Bush Sr.
    6. LBJ
    7. Ford
    8. Reagan
    9. Carter
    10. Bush Jr.
    You have Carter ranked above Dubya? You can't be serious.

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