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  • FDR

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  • Donald Trump

    6 12.50%
  • Ronald Reagan

    4 8.33%
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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    Reagan is number 1 with Trump still active and coming on strong.

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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Of those listed, the winner is, of course, General George Washington.

    He set the precedent that a president should serve only for two terms.

    (Definitely not Abraham Lincoln. He is responsible for a war that unnecessarily, in my opinion, cost the lives of at least 600,000 American boys. The consequences of that war are still with us.)
    I agree with the President Washington choice. He dealt with problems in total that no president since has faced. His legacy was to leave only detail to be worked out. And, though he was asked, he refused perpetual rule, thereby setting the precedent that we live with today.
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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaBob View Post
    LOL! Taking credit for things that isn't his doing again. Typical Trump and Trump supporter tactic. I'm sorry, but much of that Trump didn't really do. It was happening before he took office. So try again.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    He may not be literally the best president ever, but the president who accomplished the most compared to the amount of recognition he receives is James K. Polk.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    He may not be literally the best president ever, but the president who accomplished the most compared to the amount of recognition he receives is James K. Polk.
    President Polk? Okay, I am listening - what did he accomplish for which he isn't credited for in comparison to all others? I respect all Presidents, so I ask genuinely. This could be a teaching moment for you
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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by concernedpuma View Post
    President Polk? Okay, I am listening - what did he accomplish for which he isn't credited for in comparison to all others? I respect all Presidents, so I ask genuinely. This could be a teaching moment for you
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    He entered office with four clearly defined goals.

    1. Settle the Texas annexation issue
    2. Settle the Oregon territory dispute
    3. Lower tariffs
    4. Reestablish the Independent Treasury System

    He accomplished all four goals in one term and retired. He added a third of the area to the United States, Oregon peacefully, guided the country through the Mexican-American War, and established a treasury system that lasted for 70 years.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    He entered office with four clearly defined goals.

    1. Settle the Texas annexation issue
    2. Settle the Oregon territory dispute
    3. Lower tariffs
    4. Reestablish the Independent Treasury System

    He accomplished all four goals in one term and retired. He added a third of the area to the United States, Oregon peacefully, guided the country through the Mexican-American War, and established a treasury system that lasted for 70 years.
    Quite a challenge! Remarkable the leaders we have been blessed with through our short history. Maybe the electorate is smart after all!
    Thank you for the information.
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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    Of those listed, the winner is, of course, General George Washington.

    He set the precedent that a president should serve only for two terms.

    (Definitely not Abraham Lincoln. He is responsible for a war that unnecessarily, in my opinion, cost the lives of at least 600,000 American boys. The consequences of that war are still with us.)
    George Washington as leader of the founders but really all the prime founders Id have to include-
    But it was Washington who lead the fight for independence from King George & Britain & afterward was
    was the singular person to lead the US successfully in its infancy.

    In Britain the most forward thinking country in Europe at that time the three pillars
    of conservatism were 1) the monarchy 2) the established church 3) the aristocracy.

    In creating the new nation:
    In a stroke of enlightened progressive genius they managed
    to eliminate the first two pillars but it did seem that the aristocracy
    remained although minus the snobby titles.

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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    He may not be literally the best president ever, but the president who accomplished the most compared to the amount of recognition he receives is James K. Polk.
    He accomplished an awful lot. James K Polk is generally considered our greatest one term president.

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    Re: [W:40] who is best president ever?

    Jed Bartlett was pretty cool
    Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate. He's weak and he's ineffective. So the only way he figures that he's going to get reelected, and as sure as you're sitting there, is to start a war with Iran. - Donald J. Trump

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