Gerald Ford was a good president for America., I rate him very highly.

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    He was a competent man and pulled America out of the Watergate mess. I know he pardoned Nixon, but Nixon learned his lesson anyway. No one really wants a president in jail. He had to resign in humilatilion, isn't that enough? Everyone needs to be forgiven, like the Lord says. And Ford couldn't govern with the Watergate trials going on.

    Ford finished the American witdrawal from Saigon. He tried to get America out of the recession but couldn't control it. He tried to get his budget ideas through, but the short-sighted Democrats wouldn't let him. The big tax cuts he proposed would have been perfect for the recession of the mid 70s.

    Although he wasn't the most charmastic speaker, he got his message though. What-you-see-is-what-you-get was a classic style of his. He was clumsy at times yes, notably for the many times he fell down the stairs of Airforce One. But everyone falls now and again. It was pathetic how much the press kicked on his clumsiness. Still I guess it's alittle embarassing when the leader of the free world falls down the stairs of his own airplane.

    Gerald Ford was a good president and should have won the election of 1976 against Jimmy Carter. He's one of my favourite and highly rated presidents.
     
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    Welcome Big Blue, you work for IBM?
     
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    No, I don't actually. I'm 17 years of age.

    What do you think of my topic, agree/disagree?
     
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    that Ford would have definetly been a better President than Jimmy"Peanut"Carter...however "he finished the withdrawl from Saigon" this was his downfall....only the tie dyed t-shirt crowd wanted this....most if not all Vietnam Vet's wanted to finish the job...Ford caved into political pressure! :cry:
     
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    My opinion is that Ford was a nice guy, probably helped the country get over Nixon. Not much else good to say about him, as the pardon effectively kept him from accomplishing anything else. I'm sorry he's been sick.
     
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    Ford had to finsih up in Vietnam. The country was falling apart.
     
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    the Vietnam issue was never finished...we bailed out under political pressure...
    We were by all means winning all of the battles...even the NVA agreed with this...thank Jane "Hanoi"Fonda et al for the withdrawl....now the N/Vietnam government is kissing ass to the US to bring back all the lost revenue...now you tell me why is this? :scratch:
     
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    Umm, Big Blue, you won't see this often in all likelihood, but I concur with Archangel. Why was this?
     
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    We were never going to win in Vietnam. A little longer with more troops was never going to work.
     
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    17 year olds posting about Ford? That's just weird.
     

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