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User currently offlineTrijetfan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3900 times:
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In no particular order
Best

Ronald Reagan
Harry Truman
FDR
Lincoln
Washington
Jefferson
Kennedy
Polk
Van Buren

Worst

Hoover
Harding
Carter
Lydon Johnson
Nixon
Grant
Andrew Johnson
Garfield
Buchanan

What is your list??

Also what is the most over and underrated presidents??








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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3859 times:

In my living/adequately-studied history:

BEST:
Washington
Lincoln
Jefferson
Reagan
Bush 43


WORST:
Clinton
A. Johnson
Carter
L. Johnson
H. Hoover


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39668 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3843 times:

In my living/adequately-studied history:

Best:
Kennedy
FDR
Lincoln
Truman
Clinton
Teddy Roosevelt

Worst:
George W Bush
Reagan
Hoover


Underrated President has to be Jimmy Carter. He is my favorite President.
Ronald Reagan is the most over rated.



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User currently offlineTrijetfan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3836 times:
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Carter was horrible, he was a great man but just not a president


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User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3835 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.

My best
Washington
Lincoln
Reagan

My Worst
Hoover
Nixon

Underrated
A. Johnson. The whole impeachment thing impresses me. Congress was really out of line, and he had the guts to smack them back in.
Overrated
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.


User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

BEST:

Washington
Lincoln
Reagan
Kennedy
Eisenhower
Truman
Roosevelt
the other Roosevelt

WORST:
Clinton
Carter
Nixon
Ford
Johnson (both)


User currently offlineTrijetfan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3831 times:
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L-1011- what did Ford do?


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User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3818 times:

Best:
FDR
Lincoln
Washington

Worst:
Bush
Bush
Nixon
Tyler - the all time worst because he couldn't get anything done due to lack of party.



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39668 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

L.1011:
I think you just hate the 60s & 70s.  Laugh out loud






Jessman:
(Who obviously angered someone enough to kill them).

Now what was that statement all about?
You sound as if it's almost justified.



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User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

Best:

-Washington
-Lincoln
-FDR
-Teddy Roosevelt
-Ike
-Truman

Worst
-Nixon
-Dubya
-Carter
-Hoover
-Grant

OK
-Reagan
-Clinton


User currently offlineAa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

I think some people need to go back and re-read some history books and redo this.. Then again it is your opinion


Go big or go home
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3771 times:

Yeah, AA61hvy, I think your right. I'll take Reagan out of the "OK" column.  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlinePHX-LJU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

ConcordeBoy wrote:

BEST:
...
Bush 43


 Confused Where is the punchline? Did you forget a "Signed by" line?

Oh, I see! This is the joke!  Big grin




User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3756 times:

Some include JFK in the best list. Besides the Bay of Pigs and Viet Nam, what did he accompish?

My grandparents will turn in their graves if they see this, but I'll rank Nixon as one of the best presidents ever. Before the summer of 1972 that is.

I can't quite believe I just wrote that, it must be early onset of dementia. But I meant it.

[Edited 2004-03-15 05:16:09]


Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

Some include JFK in the best list. Besides the Bay of Pihs and Viet Nam, what did he accompish?

Averting war during the cuban missile crisis isn't worth anything?


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

I truly hate to say it but I will. The US military prevented that war from happening. The ass in the chair of the oval office (not meaning Kennedy) was almost irrelevant.

The Soviet Union in 1962 was in no way capable of any serious attack upon the United States. Forget the propaganda of the time.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3388 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

The ass in the chair of the oval office (not meaning Kennedy) was almost irrelevant.

I do beleive he had other choices other then a blockade. As commander in chief, it was his choice.

If it was the militarys choice, General Curtiss LeMay for example wanted airstrikes which could have resulted in not such a good ending.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39668 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

IMissPiedmont:
The Soviet Union in 1962 was in no way capable of any serious attack upon the United States

Hindsight is 20/20.

Also, if the USSR wasn't capable of serious attack in 1962, what changed by the 1980s to justify the arms race under Reagan?



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User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3721 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.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39668 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3717 times:

Jessman:
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.



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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

without a doubt:
FDR
Reagan
Lincoln
Washington
JFK
(how can anyone forget him)
Get them outta here:
NIXON
Johnsons
and who's that guy who got killed 30days after presidency?



Now you're really flying
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Greaser,

That would be William Henry Harrison. He gave his inaugural speech in a big wind and rain storm, caught pneumonia, and died 30 days later.



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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3712 times:

"Some include JFK in the best list. Besides the Bay of Pigs and Viet Nam, what did he accompish?"

Let's see, Cuban Missile crisis, giving the Space Program a much needed boost. Do you think NASA would have got to the moon by '69 if Kennedy hadn't made it a goal?

Best:
-Both Roosevelts
-Lincoln
-Kennedy

Worst:
-Hoover
-Reagan
-Dubya


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

BEST

Kennedy
Carter
Adams (both)
Lincoln
Bubba Bill
F. Roosevelt

WORST
Dubya
LBJ
Franklin Pierce
Andrew Johnson
Reagan -a tie - Nixon
Reagan -2nd Term
More Bush
Andrew Jackson

BN747



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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3695 times:

Best:

Lincoln
Clinton
Kennedy


Worst:
Nixon
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 Post contains images Globalexpress : Is this an American-only thread? Anyway.. Best: Washington FDR Lincoln Worst: Bush Bush Nixon
27 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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
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