Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 13, 2016.
Does anyone disagree with how they voted earlier, does anyone new want to vote?
It's interesting and darkly amusing but also fair that a lot of presidents are considered great kind of for what they didn't do. Washington, Lincoln, FDR had the chance to become dictators but didn't, Kennedy and Reagan to destroy the world but didn't.
My top picks would be George Washington (for setting a moderate, reasonable and, though favoring Hamilton, basically bipartisan and non-imperious administration and especially for his international neutrality) and Theodore Roosevelt (for adopting a reasonable amount of populism and regulation, despite the extreme imperialism). I also like Grover Cleveland for being similarly moderate (and not imperialist) and Thomas Jefferson for outright reducing the government but they were still much less successful overall.
I think even by the standards of his time Andrew Jackson wasn't particularly successful in office (aside from avoiding secession and being popular) but he does deserve a lot of political/historical credit for either founding or re-creating the Democratic Party.
It seems to me that Obama received a bit too many votes.
So Trump isn't even an option, these boards are so freakin biased
You could make an argument for Lyndon Johnson that even with his foreign policy, not any but most other possible presidents would have also tried to fight out Vietnam. But even with that, the war was still a foreign policy failure in terms of his administration very much and repeatedly lying to the public about the likelihood of being able to win for so long.
No, it's because he sucks big time.
The only right choice is to not vote or put down Carter.
@Ghost, if Lloyd Christmas and Lord Vivec agree your topic sucks, chances are your topic sucks.
This is the JCC. Last I heard, the motto is "everything is bad".
There are no best presidents of the USA. You would fare much better with a Least Bad President thread.
To clarify b/c there's a thread where someone is defending the ****ing Proud Boys, I was not being serious
Why are Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan not on this list?
For comedic effect.
It seems to me he received not nearly enough. Especially in retrospect.
It was tempting to go for Lincoln but I had to say Washington. The politicial principles he had were admirable. And he could have been king but stepped down after two terms. Gotta go with the OG.
I went with Lincoln. My runners up were Washington, Madison, and FDR.
Reagan? Truman? Carter? LBJ? Kennedy? Clinton (minus Lewinsky scandal)?
LBJ forever and always. Minus the bigotry.
Read the first post. This was the result of many other polls, this only has the finalists.