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Part two- Best prez post 1900

Teddy Roosevelt
4 (12.9%)
Woodrow Wilson
2 (6.5%)
Franklin Roosevelt
13 (41.9%)
Ronald Reagan
12 (38.7%)

Total Members Voted: 25

Best President part 2 (post-1900)

sejul

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Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2004, 11:53:34 AM »
Wow, I absolutely cannot agree with that.  To "stick to your guns," you have to have guns to stick to.  When someone else predetermines your every move, you're not sticking to your guns.  You're obeying orders.

Trying to cater to every single faction in America does not make a good leader IMHO...neither does licking your finger and checking the political winds before making a decision.  A leader, like FDR, chooses a course of action and sticks with it (hence why I think Bush's Dad should not be considered).

While you may not agree with what Bush says or does, you have to admit he does stick to his guns (bad choice of words probably).

buster

Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2004, 11:54:21 AM »
great bit of presidential trivia!

Pres. Taft got stuck in the bathtub. Thats pretty funny. Well, not to the secret service guys, I guess.

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Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2004, 11:58:11 AM »
I'm serious.  I think this argument is far too prevalent among people who hate to admit that President Clinton was a good leader, yet because of the extraordinary events of the past 4 years will jump to the conclusion that President Bush is the greatest leader of our time.  And that's not to say that the anyone claimed that Bush is the greatest leader of our time, but I can see the argument going there.

Once enough time has passed Bush (up to now, who knows what could happen) and Clinton will be about equal in their legacy (average). Both have very strong and weak points. They will both be ranked about 20-25th of 43.

YES! :D

i gonna go with the non-obvious pick here...Jimmy Carter

has anyone ever seen the SNL sketch with Dan Akroyd as Carter trying to talk someone down off a bad acid trip? hilarious

Carter was by far the worst! (even worse than Hoover) of the 20th cent. Probably the best man that held the job though...

Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2004, 11:59:35 AM »
 :D

Alright, who is pulling all the strings then?  This is the same thing people said and still say about Reagan.

Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2004, 12:01:37 PM »
:D


Just to clarify, I was laughing at the Taft story, not you sej.

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Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2004, 12:07:15 PM »
What about Ike?  He's underrated.

Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2004, 12:15:49 PM »
What about Ike?  He's underrated.

I LIKE IKE!!!

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Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2004, 01:51:05 PM »
Lucky7, I just have to say, I absolutely love Futurama.  Leela's my hero.  8)

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Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2004, 02:14:50 PM »
Lucky7, I just have to say, I absolutely love Futurama.  Leela's my hero.  8)

yay! An underrated show, I think. Got cancelled too soon.

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Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2004, 02:18:36 PM »
Agreed.  But that's what happens when Fox pre-empts it every other week with football.