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?

    So it was okay for Kennedy to mess around with Cuba becuse Nixon would have been worse? That's a weak moral justification.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    So it was okay for Kennedy to mess around with Cuba becuse Nixon would have been worse? That's a weak moral justification.
    I'm not trying to morally justify anything, I'm trying to assess which presidents were the best. And I define "best" as doing the most good things that another president in that position would NOT have done, and avoiding the most bad things that another president in that position WOULD have done.

    So as I see it:

    - Bay of Pigs. Something that most presidents in that situation would have authorized (or they would've authorized some similar plan). Therefore it's a forced error, and I don't ding JFK too many points for this.

    - Cuban Missile Crisis. Hugely important situation, and I think most presidents in that situation would've succumbed to pressure from their generals, thus causing a nuclear war. Therefore this is a HUGE plus for JFK. Given the gravity of the situation and the importance of having JFK as opposed to someone else handling it, I'd say that this is the biggest plus for any president on the list.
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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    JFK is the best president to this day and he will always be remembered for his heroism. If we had a Republican in office during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the cock roaches would be over populating the earth right now...
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    Re: Who is the best President from Eisenhower to Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    I could only fit 10 Presidents in the poll and I think Bush Jr. is the least likely to get a first place vote out of the field, and why?
    At bar one night, I was sitting next to a guy who seemed to think Dubya was going to go down as one of the best Presidents ever. I laughed and went outside, mostly so I wouldn't say anything.

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

    Eisenhower.
    If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.

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