What If A Really Great President From The Past Was In Office Today?

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    Already it's starting - "We are going to have a choice of NOTHING in 2012. Aren't there any GOOD candidates out there running for President?"

    It got me to thinking. Yes, it's tempting to compare today's candidates to the really good Presidents of past decades. But is that really a fair comparison? I guess what I am wondering about is this - is our almost universal dissatisfaction with current presidents and presidential candidates a function of their incapability or are they just as capable as ever, it's just that modern society has become so complex and so politically fragmented that their capabilities somehow fade away in the smoke and fog of all the b.s.?

    To put it another way - how popular would Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan be today if they held office in these troubled times?

    I think that's an interesting thing to consider - how about you?
     
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    No current president would be popular. And if they did what needed doing they would be even less popular.
     
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    lol @ Ted Kennedy
     
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    how popular would Dwight Eisenhower, Ted Kennedy or Ronald Reagan be today if they held office in these troubled times?

    Dwight Eisenhower; painted as a war monger, unless he was a (D)
    RR; small government spender, still a republican, still a leader
    Ted? he couldn't beat Carter b/c he murdered a girl, but if he didn't, he would have beat Carter and we would have gotten kennedycare, and the economy would have completely fell to shit, or worse than what Carter made it into.

    if you meant
    JFK; He'd be a moderate republican. Stong military, big government
     
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    Reagan would win all of the 57 states Obama claims to have visits in 2008
     
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    The Dems would be totally outraged if George Washington ran or Calvin Coolidge.
     
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    They go after Abe Lincoln like he was Sarah Palin
     
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    Would there be a contemporary Conservative supporting Lincoln? I doubt it! Lincoln fought a Civil war to preserve the federal union and sublimate state's rights.

    Plus, Lincoln was a brilliant thinker. Are you comparing Palin's intellect to Lincoln's? really?
     
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    krist, I'd take clinton back. At least he was a leader.

    Carter would be slammed as a southener, and have no chance. not to mention he's the last ugly pres the dems have put forward.

    Nixon would be an even more paranoid freak, but would get away with it due to advanced tech.

    Polk, who got out of the way, would be a modern conservatives wet dream.

    FDR would still be a tyrant, but he would be able to use racism like a club, no matter how meaningless.
     
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    He fought to preserve the constitution, so yes, Conservatives would support him.

    See we want to Constitution followed. What we don't want is this corruption in the Federal Government that ever expands it to eliminate the liberties of men.

    I am confident Lincoln would be fully supporting Conservatives as we uphold the Constitution.
     

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