Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3519 times:
The poor Johnson's never had a chance. Nobody voted them into office, so they had to deal with that right off the bat. Their former's were just assasinated, so nobody could say anything bad about the recently deceased (Who obviously angered someone enough to kill them).
I would actually love to see what history would have said about Lincoln and Kennedy had they not been killed in office. Lincoln would most probably have still been remembered for the civil war, but Kennedy? He really wasn't that popular when he was alive. He almost lost to Nixon for goodness sake.
A. Johnson. The whole impeachment thing impresses me. Congress was really out of line, and he had the guts to smack them back in.
W. Clinton "We are the middle children of history, no great war, no great depression" I don't think he did anything of any great importance. He took no great risks, recieved no great reward.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8 Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
Superfly; that's the Genius of Regan. European Political Scientists had already predicted the demise of the Soviet Union, and Regan *gasp* believed them. Starting the Arms race forced the Soviet Union to focus all production to making weapons, diverting valuable rescources from things like feeding their population. The USA had the economy do do it; a free market economy. The
Soviet Union did not. It did not take many years of said arms race to bankrupt the Soviet Union. Within four years of Regan leaving office the Soviet Union fell. Cold War OVER.
By the way, I was not condoning in any way any assasination of any US president. Just stating that they were popular enough to get themselves killed, so maybe the people at the time didn't think they were all that.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39408 posts, RR: 76 Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3401 times:
OK, so my question went over your head.
If the the USSR was not a threat to begin with, what's the point in having an arms race to begin with? It's not like life in the C.I.S. is any better today.
Just stating that they were popular enough to get themselves killed
That's non-sense. An assasin could careless what the President's approval rating is. The man who shot Reagan didn't even do for political reasons.
QIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3379 times:
Bush 1 and 2
I did respect Bush until he forgot Denmark in his thank you for your help speak to his allies. I was furious!
He mentioned every country except Denmark. we have had 2 dead Danish soldiers in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan after we helped Bush! And we didn't even get so much as a thank you from him yet.
25 Go Canada!: Best JFK(as hes family) Lincoln FDR(jn fact how can you not have FDR on the list of your best presidents) Washington Regan Worst Nixon Carter(How on e
26 Globalexpress: Is this an American-only thread? Anyway.. Best: Washington FDR Lincoln Worst: Bush Bush Nixon
27 B747Skipper: I hope this "traitor" may still give his opinion. xxx I would name Franklin D. Roosevelt as top of list. He dealt with two major problems, the economy
28 CPDC10-30: Jimmy Carter was probably the best president since FDR - but he wasn't really suited to be an American president unfortunatley - too intellectual. But
29 Alpha 1: Jimmy Carter was NOT a good president, in any way, shape or form. He became too beholden to the Iran Hostange Crisis, and he let that consume him. He
30 Cfalk: Here is the score so far (up to Reply #29): The Top 5 for Best President (Number of votes): Lincoln (13) Roosevelt F.D. (11) Washington (9) Kennedy (8
31 BN747: Jimmy Carter was NOT a good president, in any way, shape or form. He became too beholden to the Iran Hostange Crisis, and he let that consume him. He
32 PPGMD: One thing that I find funny is people ranking Bush 43 among their personal worse. IMO it takes at least a generation or more before one can rank a man
33 L-188: Well, I have to agree that any list of this type is going to become more accurate the farther away you get from the presidency, means less personal at
34 Wing: Why do I say a generation? Because that's how long it takes before one can truly study what effects his policies had on the world without the partisa
35 L-188: Boy you are going to hate his second term then wing.
36 Dvk: I'm amazed at all the posters who think Reagan was such a god. I admit I voted for him (twice, for God's sake), but I now regret voting for him the se
37 PPGMD: Wing, You don't have to wait for a generation to see how G.W.Bush made all US of America from the most sympatic nation to most hated around the world
38 BN747: PPGMD, Today is my time machine..and I remember the Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I and Clinton years very well and history has it written down ex
39 PPGMD: Taking someone else's feelings about a sitting President is like asking fans of a football game who's going to win. Only time will tell if he was an e
40 BN747: ZZooooooommmmmm.......and that must have broke the sound barrier! BN747
41 PPGMD: I guess an relative independent that actual judges a candidate but what they have done in office, not what some people think about him is not wanted e
42 Cptkrell: BN747...that's quite a history lesson. I guess I was asleep during the Carter years while you were following exactly how the military chiefs contrived
43 BN747: ..that's quite a history lesson. I guess I was asleep during the Carter years while you were following exactly how the military chiefs contrived to in
44 Jcs17: (in no particular order) Best: Lincoln Franklin Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt Washington Reagan Worst: Carter Woodrow Wilson Taft LB Johnson Hoover
45 SSTjumbo: Crap, damn computer can't post a message. Anyways, the only new news is the following Best: -some guys already mentioned Worst: -Andrew Jackson -some