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Old 02-10-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Best US president ever ?

Bill Clinton ....who else could it be
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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Bill Clinton ....who else could it be
I think the consensus will probably more than likely say Lincoln. Just a hunch though.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Best US president ever ?

I remember when they did that greatest american ever poll on The History Channell about five years ago. Reagan won, which is an absolutely rediculous thing, and I'm a pretty big Reagan believer.

But it came down to him, Washington, FDR, Lincoln, MLK, Jefferson, and Ben Franklin.

Strictly in terms of what was done in office, I'd say it almost has to be FDR or Lincoln, with Jefferson being a pretty good dark horse. But if you're willing to accept a president's entire resume in making a greatest president argument, then Washington is incredibly compelling. You could make a case he's in the hunt for the greatest American without his ever taking office. His military record is incredible.
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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I remember when they did that greatest american ever poll on The History Channell about five years ago. Reagan won, which is an absolutely rediculous thing, and I'm a pretty big Reagan believer.

I think that just reflects the demographics of those who watch the history channel.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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FDR easily. He saved the United States.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #7
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Barack because he inspired African American across to country without doing shit.

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:17 PM   #9
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Default Re: Best US president ever ?

george w. bush... how is this even an arguement?

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Old 02-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #10
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There are really people who think its FDR? Really?
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:22 PM   #11
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There are really people who think its FDR? Really?
i was under the impression he was actually a pretty popular choice... as in, yeah, there are really people who think that... lots of them in fact. lol
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #12
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Teddy Roosevelt's cool factor catapults him to number 1.
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Only stupid people who don't understand economics and politics would call FDR a bad president.
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Aggregate ranking from wikipedia:

1. Abraham Lincoln
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt
3. George Washington
4. Thomas Jefferson
5. Theodore Roosevelt
6. Woodrow Wilson
7. Harry S. Truman
8. Andrew Jackson/Dwight D. Eisenhower
10. James K. Polk
11. John F. Kennedy
12. John Adams
13. James Madison
14. James Monroe/Lyndon B. Johnson/Barack Obama
17. Ronald Reagan
18. John Quincy Adams
19. Grover Cleveland
20. William McKinley/Bill Clinton
22. William Howard Taft/George H. W. Bush
24. Martin Van Buren
25. Rutherford B. Hayes
26. Gerald Ford
27. Jimmy Carter
28. Chester A. Arthur
29. James A. Garfield/Herbert Hoover
31. Calvin Coolidge
32. Richard Nixon
33. Benjamin Harrison
34. George W. Bush
35. Zachary Taylor
36. John Tyler
37. Ulysses S. Grant
38. Millard Fillmore/William Henry Harrison
40. Franklin Pierce
41. Andrew Johnson
42. James Buchanan
43. Warren G. Harding

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