Help - Favorite US President OF ALL TIME...

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  1. tonyeck macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if you could help me...

    A friend of mine is working on a small design project where he has to ask 1000+ people who their favourite president of all time is...

    So what's yours?

    Please, no political fights...
     
  2. j26 macrumors 65832

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    George Bush for freeing the Iraqis from death and destruction







    (Or maybe Abe Lincoln - he did something or other a while back)
     
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    The Next one:D After George he should seem like a Saint.
     
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    I heard a story once that Calvin Coolidge climbed out of a window in the White House, to avoid meeting with some boring foreign diplomat he couldn't bear to speak to. I don't know how accurate this tale is, but if it's true I salute him.

    It's earned him my vote. :)
     
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    lol - Clever :p
     
  7. tonyeck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Any but George W. Bush his Daddy and Reagan- all of whom have/are contibuted/ing to the death of democracy in this country. Even Nixon looks lika saint next to those clowns.
     
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    JFK for his diplomacy, and banging Marilyn Monroe.
     
  11. satty macrumors 6502

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    This one...

    Just to combine a couple of recent topics :)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    Theodore Roosevelt the first modern president. Campaigned for national parks and reservoirs for the dry west. Broke up monopolies and and pushed for the creation of the FDA after the reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Received the Nobel Peace Prize for his part in the peace treaty for the Russo-Japanese War. Was a war hero from the Spanish American War. Famous for his foriegn policy motto "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick." Instrumental in getting the Panama Canal built and sent the "Great White Fleet" on a good will voyage around the world to show the US could fight in a global theater. Hell he was even shot on his way to a campaign speech in 1912 and still made the speech before going to the hospital.
     
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    George Bush for saving us from all of the godless, communist, freedom hating liberals.
     
  15. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

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    Good choice perhaps mine, He fought in Cuba and had a near encounter with Big Foot in case you didnt know.
     
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    He's got my vote too. If you haven't you should read his biographies. They're fantastic.
     
  17. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i'm limiting myself to those who've been in office since i was born.

    clinton.
     
  18. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Oh. Crap. If I do that, I'm limited to the Peanut Farmer, the Actor, Dumbass I, Slick Willy, and Dumbass II.

    Can I vote for an alternate universe in that case? Gore. ;)


    I'm going to go with the crowd and vote for Teddy Roosevelt.
     
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    I'm going to go with the president who did the least harm to the country: William Henry Harrison


    Barring that, Clinton.
     
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    Taft.

    I don't know why, maybe because his name reminds me of "Daft" just pronounced differently.

    I'm trying to think of my favourite Aussie PM, ther have been a grand total of 4 since I was born in 1982 and I haven't liked any of them.

    Fraser (1975 - 1983) - was too young to remember
    Hawke (1983 - 1991) - Funny but not all that good
    Keating (1991 - 1996) - Sharp as a tack and a good statesman but not really a good PM
    Little Johhny (1996 - today) - Meh, don't like him much either.

    Not exactly spoilt for choice.
     
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    ha! i've added only lbj, nixon and ford to that list, so clinton was a gimmee.

    i just feel that i'm not enough of a presidential historian to render a fair judgement across all presidencies. unless it's for the worst one, of course. that's easy :)
     
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    Roosevelt II...anyone who can pull this country out of a depression and then promptly win WWII, all while battling polio, is definately the greatest...
     
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    Definitely Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I'm no GW fan, but Clinton is only good by comparison if we're looking at recent ones. Even then, Carter has him beat if you're old enough.
     
  24. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say Lincoln, because he resolved many issues that had been plaguing the nation since it's conception and for changing the country into the model that it is today...or at least was before Nixon.
     

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