Your favorite All time American President?

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    May 02, 2008 12:53 AM GMT
    Now One Is not a Yankee/American. But.....My all time favorite is: Abraham Lincon.
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    May 02, 2008 1:24 AM GMT
    I like Abraham Lincoln too. I'm probably the only one in my family who does.

    I would have to pick George Washington though, not to be a contrarian, Lincoln was a great man.

    Although he never became president, Benjamin Franklin is a real giant in my opinion.

    I only know those guys from what I've read and seen on television though. In my lifetime I would have to pick Ronald Reagan.

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    May 02, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    John43620 saidI like Abraham Lincoln too. I'm probably the only one in my family who does.
    In my lifetime I would have to pick Ronald Reagan.




    OMG



    They can be evaluated from their effectiveness or their interesting behavior.

    For me its probably Harry Truman. He got in there upon Roosevelt's death and had to make some major decisons... and fought back during the 1948 election
    with those worthless Republicans..... um...

    But there are others I like.... Woodrow Wilson, and
    Jimmy Carter. The worst... (besides the current occupant)... probably Buchanan. He did nothing.
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    May 02, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    John43620. Oh how I well remember Reagan getting in, and him playing poker, to have those hostages released. But....it worked. But OMG. I was so fearful of what this man would do. Namely push that button. My fears never come to pass. But was it not his wife Nancy, whom really was the President?

    Hndsmakanson. I agree carter was the worst. A very weak man. But I don't think Abe was elevated for no reason. He died, for his beliefs, and his will to advance America, and make it One nation.
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    May 02, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    John43620. Oh how I well remember Reagan getting in, and him playing poker, to have those hostages released. But....it worked. But OMG. I was so fearful of what this man would do. Namely push that button. My fears never come to pass. But was it not his wife Nancy, whom really was the President?

    Hndsmakanson. I agree carter was the worst. A very weak man. But I don't think Abe was elevated for no reason. He died, for his beliefs, and his will to advance America, and make it One nation.
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    May 02, 2008 1:57 AM GMT
    Lincoln, FDR, Cleveland, Eisenhower, Clinton are some of my favourites. Woodrow Wilson wasn't bad despite naivete at the end of WWI.

    LBJ would have been on this list if he had not gotten more entangled in Vietnam. Kennedy's term was too short.
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    May 02, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    Now, why arent you asking for people's all time favorite Australian prime minister?

    Why in the world does everybody in the world talk about America?
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    May 02, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    Pattison saidHndsmakanson. I agree carter was the worst. A very weak man. But I don't think Abe was elevated for no reason. He died, for his beliefs, and his will to advance America, and make it One nation.


    You may want to go back and read HndsmKanson's post he said he liked Carter.
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    May 02, 2008 4:46 AM GMT
    Eisenhower, and Lincoln.
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    May 02, 2008 5:36 AM GMT
    Monroe.

    You know why? Because I don't think he did anything.
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    May 02, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    webinfront said[quote][cite]Pattison said[/cite]Hndsmakanson. I agree carter was the worst. A very weak man. But I don't think Abe was elevated for no reason. He died, for his beliefs, and his will to advance America, and make it One nation.


    You may want to go back and read HndsmKanson's post he said he liked Carter. [/quote]

    Thank you I stand created. But carter was the worst, a very weak man. Also way to influenced by his religion, at work. You Know he used to Talk with the Mormon Prophet, of the day Spencer W. Kimble, and ask for advice. He seeks advice from religious leaders, and not leaders of the world.
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    May 02, 2008 7:00 AM GMT
    In my lifetime, Ronald Reagan without a doubt
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    May 02, 2008 7:02 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidIn my lifetime, Ronald Reagan without a doubt


    And in my time. I would have to agree, but this is not my all time.
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    May 02, 2008 7:19 AM GMT
    Teddy Roosevelt. "Walk Softly and carry a big stick". What's not to love?
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    May 02, 2008 7:21 AM GMT
    And in my time. Mr Clinton. "What is 'is'? "

    I mean, I'm sure lots of people got a bj in the oval office, lord knows I would if I was prez. But his made the news.
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    May 02, 2008 7:35 AM GMT
    Ab Lincoln and JFK !
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    May 02, 2008 12:31 PM GMT
    Pattison said

    Hndsmakanson. I agree carter was the worst. A very weak man.




    We are not in agreement. I like Carter. He was in a difficult position and in the midst of unfortunate events. Um, Buchanan prior to the Civil War was the worst (or one of) along with the current occupant of the White House. Some of his efforts were also long lasting with the Camp David Accords. He also stood up for Human Rights, which is more than we've stood up for in the last 7 years.
    The assertion he was "a very weak man" is totally inaccurate
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    May 02, 2008 12:32 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidIn my lifetime, Ronald Reagan without a doubt



    Well clearly some are still misguided even today... I wonder in a few years if someone here will say Bush was the best President.
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    May 02, 2008 2:16 PM GMT
    Washington. The only president to actually go to war and show up himself to fight!
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    May 02, 2008 2:19 PM GMT
    bill clincton. i hope one day ,one of us will use oval office like he did.
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    May 02, 2008 2:21 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said[quote][cite]CuriousJockAZ said[/cite]In my lifetime, Ronald Reagan without a doubt


    Well clearly some are still misguided even today... I wonder in a few years if someone here will say Bush was the best President.[/quote]


    Time will only tell how history will judge Bush. My guess is that it will not be nearly as harsh as he's been judged in the present.
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    May 02, 2008 3:10 PM GMT
    Softball question. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The New Deal legislation was the greatest single anti-poverty and social justice package ever enacted anywhere on earth.
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    May 02, 2008 3:21 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said[quote][cite]Pattison said[/cite]

    Hndsmakanson. I agree carter was the worst. A very weak man.




    We are not in agreement. I like Carter. He was in a difficult position and in the midst of unfortunate events. Um, Buchanan prior to the Civil War was the worst (or one of) along with the current occupant of the White House. Some of his efforts were also long lasting with the Camp David Accords. He also stood up for Human Rights, which is more than we've stood up for in the last 7 years.
    The assertion he was "a very weak man" is totally inaccurate[/quote]

    Pattison also stood corrected on this mistake. But one will not repeat it. lets not forget the Iran Hostage Crisis, when Carter staged a rescue, and all involved were killed.

    Yet they released them before Reagan was sworn in.
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    May 02, 2008 3:31 PM GMT
    FDR had some great programs, but they also evolved to be areas of content and division between parties and voters. But he had the smarts to respond to the domestic situation that the US was in at the tie. Too bad the idiot prince, bush, can't figure that part out.

    I would have to go with Lincoln and Clinton.

    What about Filmore? He is a shining example of riding both sides of the fence. Admitting California as a free state and abolishing slavery in Washington DC all while enacting the fugitive slave act. Way to be balanced. HA. Its actually an interesting read to go back and see what accomplishments our presidents are credited with. It will be interesting to see how shit for brains goes down in history.
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    May 02, 2008 3:37 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    They can be evaluated from their effectiveness or their interesting behavior.


    Effectiveness is in the eye of the beholder. It's the reason my parents and many other adults will join together in loving Ronald Reagan. My mother cried when they announced he died.


    But there are others I like.... Woodrow Wilson, and
    Jimmy Carter.


    The same president Wilson who walked all over privacy and citizens rights during wartime? Unless you bought war bonds and waved the flag you were an anti american threat in his eyes.