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« on: July 11, 2007, 07:33:02 pm »
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Not necessarily the best, but your favorite.

Mine would be William Henry Harrison - he wasn't in office long enough to screw anything up.
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 07:47:25 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007, 08:15:14 pm »
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Not necessarily the best, but your favorite.

Mine would be William Henry Harrison - he wasn't in office long enough to screw anything up.

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007, 09:55:31 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007, 10:47:08 pm »
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Thomas Jefferson.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 02:09:34 pm »
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Andrew Jackson is up there.
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007, 10:32:22 pm »
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Clinton, Jefferson. If Gore had won, he'd be up there.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2007, 03:05:34 am »
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Having just devoted two weeks to a 1200-page FDR biography (the third on him that I have read), I'll go with Franklin Roosevelt.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2007, 05:40:51 am »
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Having just devoted two weeks to a 1200-page FDR biography (the third on him that I have read), I'll go with Franklin Roosevelt.

http://www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=4013
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Having just devoted two weeks to a 1200-page FDR biography (the third on him that I have read), I'll go with Franklin Roosevelt.

http://www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=4013
Yes, yes, I've seen the libertarian think tank article already.

Somehow I found it less than convincing.

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2007, 04:27:09 pm »
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Gee, that's a really hard call to make, seeing as they've all been fairly poor.  I'm leaning towards Teddy Roosevelt.
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2007, 05:06:37 pm »
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John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and LBJ all come to mind.
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2007, 06:08:35 pm »
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On balance, LBJ.
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2007, 11:12:02 pm »
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not a favorite, but I like Gerald Ford-piss poor liberal, but the times made him what he was, and it's an interesting story.
another non-favorite I like is Harry Truman who had no college education, but was a self-educated man, and he faced the hardest decision any President to this day has had to make
Andrew Johnson-I like him in that he wanted a quick, painless reconstruction that would not hurt the south.  Plus the fact that he fired his Sec of War to spite congress and got impeached because of it shows brass balls.


Overall, probably Harding.  His governmental policies were similar to Coolidge, but their personalities were way different.  Coolidge was analytical, very introverted, philosophical.  Harding was an all out badass, party animal that enjoyed the White House and the priviledge that went with it.
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2007, 12:16:12 pm »
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not a favorite, but I like Gerald Ford-piss poor liberal, but the times made him what he was, and it's an interesting story.
another non-favorite I like is Harry Truman who had no college education, but was a self-educated man, and he faced the hardest decision any President to this day has had to make
Andrew Johnson-I like him in that he wanted a quick, painless reconstruction that would not hurt the south.  Plus the fact that he fired his Sec of War to spite congress and got impeached because of it shows brass balls.


Overall, probably Harding.  His governmental policies were similar to Coolidge, but their personalities were way different.  Coolidge was analytical, very introverted, philosophical.  Harding was an all out badass, party animal that enjoyed the White House and the priviledge that went with it.

Really suprised.

Ford was one of the stupidest Presidents in history!

Some of the more trenchant observations about Ford were:

He played too much football without a helmet - Lyndon Johnson

Couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time.

He appointed Rockefeller as Vice President!

 
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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2007, 01:35:18 pm »
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My personal favorite is Truman, much for the reasons M and C cited (hey, I knew eventually we'd agree on something Smiley). The last President who didn't graduate from college, and probably will hold that title for quite some time.
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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2007, 02:36:43 pm »
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My personal favorite is Truman, much for the reasons M and C cited (hey, I knew eventually we'd agree on something Smiley). The last President who didn't graduate from college, and probably will hold that title for quite some time.

And you dislike Bush 43 for not finishing a war? Truman is perhaps one of the most overrated Presidents, at least in foreign policy. He fired McArthur, which of course, was a terrible mistake and in the end cost a sure victory in the Korean peninsula.
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2007, 04:44:42 pm »
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2007, 02:43:42 am »
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not a favorite, but I like Gerald Ford-piss poor liberal, but the times made him what he was, and it's an interesting story.
another non-favorite I like is Harry Truman who had no college education, but was a self-educated man, and he faced the hardest decision any President to this day has had to make
Andrew Johnson-I like him in that he wanted a quick, painless reconstruction that would not hurt the south.  Plus the fact that he fired his Sec of War to spite congress and got impeached because of it shows brass balls.


Overall, probably Harding.  His governmental policies were similar to Coolidge, but their personalities were way different.  Coolidge was analytical, very introverted, philosophical.  Harding was an all out badass, party animal that enjoyed the White House and the priviledge that went with it.

Really suprised.

Ford was one of the stupidest Presidents in history!

Some of the more trenchant observations about Ford were:

He played too much football without a helmet - Lyndon Johnson

Couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time.

He appointed Rockefeller as Vice President!

 

did you read what I wrote?  I already said he was a piss-poor liberal President.  His job was to put a close on the damages done by the Nixon Administration.  Pardoning him, I wouldn't have done.  However, the country had been through enough.  He brought back troops from Vietnam and around the world.  Pretty shallow President, no real goals, no vision.  I know that he really wanted the GOP to win so he could be Speaker of the House since he liked his house job.  Actual policies were rather horrible.  The man knew nothing about economics.  He supported the court's Roe v Wade decision.  GOP would never support him today unless he ran from New England.
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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2007, 03:15:43 am »
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not a favorite, but I like Gerald Ford-piss poor liberal, but the times made him what he was, and it's an interesting story.
another non-favorite I like is Harry Truman who had no college education, but was a self-educated man, and he faced the hardest decision any President to this day has had to make
Andrew Johnson-I like him in that he wanted a quick, painless reconstruction that would not hurt the south.  Plus the fact that he fired his Sec of War to spite congress and got impeached because of it shows brass balls.


Overall, probably Harding.  His governmental policies were similar to Coolidge, but their personalities were way different.  Coolidge was analytical, very introverted, philosophical.  Harding was an all out badass, party animal that enjoyed the White House and the priviledge that went with it.

Really suprised.

Ford was one of the stupidest Presidents in history!

Some of the more trenchant observations about Ford were:

He played too much football without a helmet - Lyndon Johnson

Couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time.

He appointed Rockefeller as Vice President!

 

did you read what I wrote?  I already said he was a piss-poor liberal President.  His job was to put a close on the damages done by the Nixon Administration.  Pardoning him, I wouldn't have done.  However, the country had been through enough.  He brought back troops from Vietnam and around the world.  Pretty shallow President, no real goals, no vision.  I know that he really wanted the GOP to win so he could be Speaker of the House since he liked his house job.  Actual policies were rather horrible.  The man knew nothing about economics.  He supported the court's Roe v Wade decision.  GOP would never support him today unless he ran from New England.

Sorry if I misunderstood your post.

It seems that every great nation has a period of absolutely terrible heads of government.

The Brits endured a series of slimebags in the 30s while in the 70s the United States endured dumb (ford), dumber (carter) and a crook (nixon).
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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2007, 08:57:02 am »
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Overall, probably Harding.  His governmental policies were similar to Coolidge, but their personalities were way different.  Coolidge was analytical, very introverted, philosophical.  Harding was an all out badass, party animal that enjoyed the White House and the priviledge that went with it.

Come on, now! That guy was incompetant.
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