Who's the last U.S. President who *didn't* use cocaine?

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  1. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    So who was the last person to become U.S. President who had never done cocaine?

    Obama? Used it.
    Bush 43? Used it?
    Clinton? HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA used it!

    The above are for sure, IMO, but going forward:

    Bush 41? Blue Blood Yale boy: used it.
    Reagan? Hollywood star: used it
    Carter? I don't know anything about him, really. Don't know.
    Ford? football player: used it
    Nixon? Not sure. I could see the California Conservative being a liquor only man. But I don't know.
    LBJ? I don't know, but I'd think an insanely powerful Senator/President helped his ego out with a little powder.
    Kennedy? HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA what drug did Dr. Feelgood *not* give Jack?

    Anyway, IMO it's an interesting question considering that the drug is so dangerous and villanized, and yet for sure the last 3, probably 5, U.S. presidents used it a lot.
     
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    Any president that drank a coke before 1903 has "done" it.
     
  3. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    Most recent President, I doubt that Bush Sr. ever tried it.
     
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    Any evidence for any of this, or are you just making it up?
     
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    If we are playing the make up information about the presidents game, how many inhaled?
     
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  7. lord patton thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'd call it conjecture. What's wrong with that?

    There's little doubt about Obama, Bush 43 and Clinton—as others seems to agree. Why the certainty about Bush 41? CIA doesn't do drugs? :p
     
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    This is pure speculation, my friend.

    The president works for the government, there's probably going to be a drug test and background check.
     
  9. quagmire macrumors 603

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    You're in the PRSI forum and need to read the rules of the land. You need to cite your information. MR isn't the National Enquirer where you can just blast out any nonsense accusation. You need to have credible sources to link to.
     
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    To be fair you just can't look at appearances and reasonable reach such a conclusion. He might have been a wild man in college. ;)
     
  11. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    The question posed in the thread title reminds me of the following riddle:

    Name five United States Presidents not buried in American soil.

    [highlight below to reveal the answer]

    Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama
     
  12. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is based on the fact that cocaine became most popular in the 1980s and he was already middle-aged by then. Of course there was use before that, but most people that I know who are his age never did cocaine. A few tried pot and LSD.
     
  13. Lord Blackadder, May 16, 2011
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    Cocaine was not banned from sale until 1914, and the drug itself was not criminalized until 1970. It was an ingredient in a huge variety of patent medicines in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It was also sold in pure form (or in injectable solution) as an Edwardian version of today's "5 Hour Energy" or Rockstar/Red Bull/Monster etc. etc. energy drinks.

    The discussion is a rather pointless one; attitudes and laws have changed radically over time and today's perception of cocaine is of fairly recent origin.
     
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    Good post.If Queen Victoria and at least one Pope can be energetic users it seems quite likely quite a few 19th century and earlyish 20th century Presidents were also.Although not a media "sensation" G H Bush's generation were quite enthusiastic themselves.
     

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