Who would be a better President Washington or Lincoln?

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    This may sound really weird to you guys. But I'm just wondering who you guys think would be a better President if they were alive today? George Washington or Abraham Lincoln?

    Let me know what you think...:)
     
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    hmm, going on ones ability to deal with the hate, and critics that come with the job alone, I would vote for Lincoln. though we call him one of the greats, he was almost universally hated when in office, he was often called a baboon.
     
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    I agree. Lincoln would be my choice.
     
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    Easy decision because Lincoln suspended Habius Corpus during the civil war.

    Washington could have become king but instead gave the country to We The People.

    And Washington risked his own life.
     
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    I almost went with Washington then I decided he was far to dignified to take the job today.
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt
     
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    I'd have to say Washington.

    Washington had the descression to walk away after 2 terms.

    Lincoln forced his will upon the states and violated the 10th ammendment.

    Washington was definatley the better leader. Lincoln had more difficult issues to deal with.

    Rutherford B. Hayes, he gave out blankets to needy people in the western states, a true humanitarian.
     
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    I'm going to go Washington. He was more circumspect. Much more in control of various factions within and without the government. He knew himself and the effect of his stature on the country and restrained himself. Maybe he would set a better example for the politicians today.
     
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    Always against the thread...the choices are washington and lincoln. If Teddy was choice, you'd have seen him in the "choices"

    I agree with you, but it wasn't a choice dumbass.
     
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    I say Washington...
     

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