Who is the Best President of the Last 100 Years?

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Best President

  1. FDR

    12 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Kennedy

    2 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. Reagan

    17 vote(s)
    47.2%
  4. Clinton

    4 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. Bush 43

    1 vote(s)
    2.8%
  1. Toro
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    Who do you think?
     
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    Nixon got left off?
     
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    I think Watergate and the continuing turmoil it caused to our govenment and political system mitigates against it. But I would say that had Watergate not occurred, Nixon probably would have been the best president in history.

    Too bad he'd have been considered a "leftist" and couldn't have gotten the nod from the current GOP.
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Space shot baby, space shot. We won, oh yeah!

    But ya know, I really only voted Kennedy because I looked at the poll results and thought he needed some help. I don't know that any of them was the best. They all led differently.
     
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    History, and the american people themselves, have already spoken.

    There's only one dude up there who won four massive landslide elections in a row, defeated german fascism, japanese imperialism, won a world war, made the United States a superpower, and saved american capitalism from collapse.
     
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    What I liked about Bill Clinton was that he was weak and malleable. He tried to implement his socialist programs (e.g., Hillary-care) and got busted. (The same kind of thing happened in Arkansas.) After the Democrats lost control of Congress, Bill had to move to the right of center or lose the election in 1996. That allowed Congress to lead the country in the right direction. He was an will always be crooked, but at least he could be controlled.
     
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    I know, it's a trick question,
    Gerald Ford?
     
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    I agree. I know a lot of people have a list of complaints about FDR, but the sheer breadth of his achievements makes him my choice. Reagan would be my second choice, possibly followed by Teddy Roosevelt.

    I just can't see Kennedy as being a 'Best' POTUS. He had great promise, but that's a different matter.
     
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    Weren't there a couple others? :eek:
     

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