Who is the greatest US President in modern history?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 25, 2001.

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Who is the greatest US President in modern history?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
George W. Bush 81 vote(s) 13.2%
William Jefferson Clinton III 191 vote(s) 31.2%
George Bush 5 vote(s) 0.8%
Ronald Reagan 167 vote(s) 27.3%
Jimmy Carter 21 vote(s) 3.4%
Gerald Ford 5 vote(s) 0.8%
Richard Nixon 11 vote(s) 1.8%
Lyndon B. Johnson 6 vote(s) 1.0%
John F. Kennedy 104 vote(s) 17.0%
Dwight D. Eisenhower 21 vote(s) 3.4%
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  1. stacey113 Jedi Master

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    Who cares what or who he did. Bill Clinton was the best President of the 20th Century.
  2. Qonas Jedi Master

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    Feb 12, 2003
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    Yes, who cares about what he did (nothing) or who he did (everyone over 500lbs), he certainly was great.
































    At what?!?!? Screwing around with our military like he did with interns? Taking credit for an economy he had nothing to do with? Intoducing the world to Al Gore in a position of power? Greatest President my eye.
  3. Baron_Fel Jedi Master

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    Jul 28, 2001
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    Speaking of Reagan, I just saw the commisioning of the USS Ronald Reagan just now. I was kind of suprised that they would name an aircraft carrier after him as he didn't serve in the Navy and is still alive. But the spaeches the speakers gave, gave me an understanding that Reagan gave the military, especially the Navy, the funds to modernize and to become the most powerful military in the world. Which it is, and we can thank him for that.
  4. StarwarsMan Jedi Knight

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    Dec 17, 2002
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    Down With Bill Clinton! And may his days be filled with agony, pain and suffering
  5. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
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    I'd say Reagan did the most for the country as President. The men on that list are far from perfect, but Ronnie's definitely at the top of mine.
  6. T16Skyhopper Jedi Knight

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    Aug 21, 2002
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    Even though Regan and Eisenhower are pretty close, I'd have to go with good 'ol Dwight D.

    PS
    To have William Clinton the leading vote getter is an embarrassment to the human race. The man had the charisma of a movie star, and the morals of John Kennedy. God, the two of them combined probably banged more babes (while married) then Wilt the Stilt!

    PPS
    Who the hell would vote for Millhouse (Nixon)?
  7. Qonas Jedi Master

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    *I* would vote for Nixon. Oh, wow, there was a liberal media witch-hunt against him that finally got some modicum of a case against him because the idiots who worked for him did something stupid, told him and he tried to save their asses. Compassion for another human leading to a public opinion downfall does NOT make a bad President. Nixon, with Kissinger, was a foreign policy genius and wasn't too shabby with the economy either (til OPEC got pissy because we resupplied Israel during the Yom Kippur War).
  8. Jedi_KNick Jedi Master

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    Jun 16, 2003
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    Nixon should burn in hell.

    Oh, wait, he is!!!!

    -KNick
  9. Darth Mischievous Force Ghost

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    Bill Clinton was the best President of the 20th Century.


    Pardon me....

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  10. Isbeth Force Ghost

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    Aug 28, 2001
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    I am still voting for Lincoln, even if he didn't live in the 20th. century. I wasn't particularly fond of any of the other jokers.
  11. Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus

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    Clinton

    I wish FDR was a choice.
  12. Qonas Jedi Master

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    Let me just repeat a previous poster's, and common judgment's, response to Clinton OR FDR being the best...

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  13. Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus

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    Laugh it up, but I stand by my belief that Lincoln and FDR were the two greatest U. S. President's to ever walk the face of the earth.
  14. Qonas Jedi Master

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    Lincoln and Nixon. FDR did nothing except talk warmingly to people, while sending the IRS off to harass his enemies list, while he counted gold in his bed.
  15. Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus

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    Yet FDR came into office with a plan to end the depression, while it did not work as well as he would have hoped, it did give the people hope. He created numerous government programs that still exist today.

    He put people to work on infrastructure improvements which allowed for familes to eat. He saw that the U.S. was going to be drawn into WW2. He tried appeasement and it failed, the first major time that appeasement failed. Of course the world leaders are going to try diplomacy before going to war. He initated the draft in 1940 calling for 1 million men and he got it. By the time December 7th came around the U.S. was almost prepared for a war. He went into the war with a plan and his plan kicked some German and Japanese ass. He went against the people to give the British and Russians supplies for the war. He went against the people to give the British 50 destroyers for bases in the far Pacific or the Carabbean sea. He went against the people when he ordered U.S. ships to escort British supply ships and eventially ordered them to fire on German U-Boats if spotted.

    At the time many thought he was getting us into the war, when in fact he was preparing us for war. He knew that it was going to come and the U.S. could not stay out of it, so he prepared for it. That prepardness possibly saved the world from Nazisim.

    How does that make him an awful President?
  16. winter_chili Force Ghost

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    Laugh it up, but I stand by my belief that Lincoln and FDR were the two greatest U. S. President's to ever walk the face of the earth


    Your not alonge, every list ive ever read, either in newsweek or time or what have you has ranked lincoln and FDR number 1 and number 2

    im pretty sure that guy is kidding anyway
  17. Qonas Jedi Master

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    No, I'm not kidding. His supposed 'plan' merely prolonged the New Deal and he got lucky that Hitler was an evil moron and decided to inaugerate war, which jumpstarted the US economy and got FDR to look like he staved off the Depression. Lincoln, TR, and Nixon top the list of all-time.
  18. Isbeth Force Ghost

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    [face_shocked] :confused:Nixon?!? I don't get that at all! [face_shocked] :confused: Maybe it is a thirty year Watergate scandal tribute or something. :confused:
  19. Qonas Jedi Master

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    Maybe it's a "Nixon did other things in office, like pull us out of Vietnam and begin talks with China, besides trying to cover up his friends' gigantic mistake". He was in the bloody office for almost two terms, you'd think people would realize he didn't sit on his duff waiting for the Plumbers to do something really idiotic. He was the President! And he did his job darn well.
  20. Charlie_Martel Jedi Master

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    I can't stop laughing at the results of this poll so far. Clinton being the best modern US president?! That shows how seriously ignorant most people are these days :(

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  23. Isbeth Force Ghost

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    Hey, I can understand Clinton, more so than Nixon. After all, Clinton was just stupid in his private life and jerks in congress wanted to throw him out even though he did not err when it came to governmental situations. After all it seems that both founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin seems to have seen a lot of extra- marital action. Heck, infidelity is the Great American Way! ;)

    The French thought the whole Clinton affair was pretty stupid, as their own president, Mederon (sic) at the time, openly caroused with a mistress and no body seemed to care. Seems like much ado over nothing, to me, and a way to divert the American people from important issues.
  24. Qonas Jedi Master

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    Feb 12, 2003
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    Yes, because why should family and infidelity be important issues?
  25. Yodaworshipper Jedi Knight

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    Jul 22, 2003
    Important they are.

    Horrible cheating is.

    .............
    The greatest, Nixon was.
  26. obiwankenobilover Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 15, 2003
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    I voted for Reagan.

    Clinton was a joke, by the way he was the one of the closure of the military bases not Reagan. I should know because I live near a military base and it was threaten for closure in 1992-1995.

    Nixon, I am greatful that he brought our men and women home from Vietnam.

    FDR, Truman were the best.
  27. Tanakin_Skywalker Jedi Knight

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    Jul 22, 2003
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    I voted for Clinton. The President that made the US. safe and happy place to live.

    JFK would've been my second choice. The generosity and love of that man will be remembered forvever.
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