More overrated: JFK or Reagan?

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    IMO both are WILDLY overrated, but which one is more overrated? :eusa_think:

    What say you?
     
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    Reagan overrated.
    Kennedy underrated.
     
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    JFK underrated?


    bwahahahahahahahahahahaha! :rofl:
     
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    Both were powerful speakers...
    Both were shot

    Given Reagans 8 years to Kennedys 3 years, I would have to go with JFK being the more overrated. Reagan had more accomplishments while JFK was more of what might have been
     
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    I look at it this way...the more time tha tpasses, the more positive things about Reagan, his foresight, his integrity come to the fore.

    The more time passes, the fewer positive things about JFK come forward, the more unsavory dealings of his come to the fore, and we see he really had very little integrity whatsoever.

    So I'd say Kennedy is overrated. Though most people don't even do that with him anymore. He's sort of fading into the limelight, while Reagan is gaining prestige.
     
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    Kennedy was definitely better at getting chicks.
     
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    Both of them were overrated
     
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    jfk...underrated.
    reagan...VASTLY overrated.
     
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    Reagan is overrated.
     
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    During the Cuban Missile Crisis, if JFK had followed the advice of the military brass, Senate and Congressional leaders, and most of his cabinet, much of America would be a smoking hole and there would be no Reagan to rate.

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    Throughout the 13-day Cuban missile crisis, Kennedy was under relentless pressure from LeMay and nearly his entire national-security circle to "fry" Cuba, in the Air Force chief's memorable language. But J.F.K., whose only key support in the increasingly tense Cabinet Room meetings came from his brother Bobby and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, kept searching for a nonmilitary solution. When Kennedy, assiduously working the back channels to the Kremlin, finally succeeded in cutting a deal with Khrushchev, the world survived "the most dangerous moment in human history," in Schlesinger's words. But no one at the time knew just how dangerous. Years later, attending the 40th anniversary of the crisis at a conference in Havana, Schlesinger, Sorensen and McNamara were stunned to learn that if U.S. forces had attacked Cuba, Russian commanders on the island were authorized to respond with tactical and strategic nuclear missiles. The Joint Chiefs had assured Kennedy during the crisis that "no nuclear warheads were in Cuba at the time," Sorensen grimly noted. "They were wrong." If Kennedy had bowed to his military advisers' pressure, a vast swath of the urban U.S. within missile range of the Soviet installations in Cuba could have been reduced to radioactive rubble.

    Warrior For Peace - The Lessons of J.F.K. - TIME
     
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