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The Best President in the 20th century.

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  1. 1. Which is your favorite president during the 20th century?

    • Theodore Roosevelt
      5
    • William Taft
      0
    • Woodrow Wilson
      1
    • Calvin Coolidge
      0
    • Herbert Hoover
      0
    • Franklin Roosevelt
      11
    • Harry Truman
      2
    • Dwight Eisenhower
      2
    • John Kennedy
      3
    • Lyndon Johnson
      0
    • Richard Nixon
      0
    • Jimmy Carter
      1
    • Ronald Reagan
      7
    • George H.W. Bush
      1
    • Bill Clinton
      5

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Please don't debate here. I want to know which president you think was best and why.

I left out William McKinley as he was shot 1 year after his 2nd term in 1901. I also left out Warren Harding due to a limit of 15 choices.

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You also left out Gerald Ford, the oldest president still alive, but I guess he might not count since he was not elected to office.

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George Bush- for creating the greatest political family ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks Metro.. if you liked Gerald Ford, by all means, state it here.

I suspect you're right Jerry. You may love the Bushes or hate them.. but one thing is clear: They're one of the most politically successful families in the nation.

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I would go for one of the Roosevelts. The Japanese internship blunder puts FDR a bit behind though. Granted, Teddy wasn't perfect either.

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Thanks Metro.. if you liked Gerald Ford, by all means, state it here.

Though he was the last of the moderate Republicans before the party was taken over by the neo-cons and religious extremists, I doubt he would have gotten any votes for best president. His giving Nixon a pardon for all crimes committed, is a big black stain on his record.

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FDR was the greatest President and brought us out of some tough times and got us on the path to greatness. Too bad we had to ruin it.

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I vote for Harry S. Truman! A simple, unpretentious man who was smart as hell, and surprised everyone.

Truman drew a line in the sand, and put a road block during Stalin's adventures in Eastern Europe. If it weren't for Truman, Greece would have been in the Warsaw Pact.

Truman created many modern aspects of our government that lasted and flourish today.

I love his honesty, and especially his quote about Nixon in 1960 "...he's a angel love shifty eyed liar!"

Best in the 20th Century: Truman

Worst in the 20th Century: Nixon

oops! That was supposed to be go**amn liar-lol

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You also left out Gerald Ford, the oldest president still alive, but I guess he might not count since he was not elected to office.

So I guess Dubya shouldn't be on there either.

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So I guess Dubya shouldn't be on there either.

Maybe I am missing something, but he isn't on there. In any case, he soundly beat kerry in the 2004 election.

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George Bush- for creating the greatest political family ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Actually, I believe it was Prescott Bush (Senator from CT) that created the family, but I digress. I voted for Teddy Roosevelt, but FDR was a close second in my book. Teddy was a great visionary in my opinion, creating the national park system amongst other things. Those Roosevelts sure had good genes....

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Best Presidents of the last 100+ years: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

Worst Presidents of the last 100+ years: George W. Bush, Herbert Hoover and Calvin Coolidge (honorable mention to Richard Nixon)

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watergate and vietnam aside, nixon wasn't a terrible president.

i voted teddy roosevelt because of his naturalist ways and because of his "speak softly and carry a big stick" mentality, unlike our current president's "speak loudly and blow the crap out of anyone who gets in your way" mentality.

FDR is up there, along with clinton in my book.

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watergate and vietnam aside, nixon wasn't a terrible president.

I agree

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As anti-automobile as I am, I had to give a little credit to Eisenhower for the envisioning our interstate system and creating standards for them that still stand today. If not for him, my six hour drive from Charlotte to Jacksonville could have easily been an 18 hour trip, if not longer. Increasing our country's connectivity within itself helped the US rise to the economic power that it became in the later 20th century.

They are the root of sprawl which is all that is evil on Urban Planet; but with shipping aside, commerce could not be what it is in our country without the interstate system.

The Cousins Roosevelt could and should have gotten my vote, but I felt Eisenhower deserved some credit. I like Ike.

Edit: Cadeho, you're right, I was just stuck on last names at the time I wrote it.

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I think they were cousins.

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Maybe I am missing something, but he isn't on there. In any case, he soundly beat kerry in the 2004 election.

Bush II was never president in the 20th century.

I don't know if he beat Kerry. The many, many discrepencies in Ohio voting were never investigated. :ph34r:

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Ahh I did miss something. (20th century part) Technically the November 2000 election was in the 20th century, but Bush did not serve then.

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Bush II was never president in the 20th century.

I don't know if he beat Kerry. The many, many discrepencies in Ohio voting were never investigated. :ph34r:

As far as the last two elections, I believe we were give a "d***ed if you voted for him" or "d***ed if you vote for him" kind of choice. Out of all the brilliant people in this country, look at what we had to choose from.

As far as my choice for best prez, I said FDR. He really brought us thru some tough times in spite of personal impediments. They don't make them like him anymore.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority was one of the largest impacts on the South. Without it, Huntsville wouldn't be what it is today, and the journey to the Moon may not have been possible.

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I voted for FDR; he brought us out of the depression and led us (well, within a few months) to a victory in World War II. I also put Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton up there on the list.

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I voted for FDR; he brought us out of the depression and led us (well, within a few months) to a victory in World War II. I also put Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton up there on the list.

Heh, Teddy kennedy?

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i voted FDR

--but i think woodrow wilson was that "what if" guy and is underrated as far as presidents go. his stroke was a huge blow and wilson pre-stroke was on the path to lay the post-war foundation that could've prevented WWII.

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I have a hard time liking any of them. They all seemed either to be governmental expansionists, or too socially restrictive or cut the wrong spending out.

If I had to pick one, I'd say Eisenhower, with some reservations. He did, after all, create the Interstates I enjoy so much today :)

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The best president is any president that kept us out of war and that led us out of war.

FDR would be one of the worst, as would LBJ, and George Bush I and II.

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