Favorite American President and why.




 
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Boots
 
May 11th, 2005  
airmanpatroler
 
 

Topic: Favorite American President and why.


Okay pretty straight forward. Who is your favorite US. president and why?
May 11th, 2005  
Desert_Eagle
 

Topic: Re: Favorite American President and why.


Teddy Roosevelt. He was larger than life, avid hunter, created the first national parks, and was the only president to earn the Medal of Honor.
May 11th, 2005  
Farseer
 
Well I am not U.S. citizen, so I don't know very much about your presidents. I still dare to choose Woodrow Wilson, because he was a man behind League of Nations. Even it failed, no-one can blame him from trying to get even U.S into it.
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Boots
May 11th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
Although not an American Citizen, I think Fraklin Delano Rossevelt is among the greatest of all Presidents. His concerns for his own country and his own people is greatly appcreciated by his own people. I can assure you that.
May 11th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
Id have to agree with Caba. FDR was one of the best. the way he took complete control of the government during his first "100 days" and all the programs he installed have dramatically changed the way America works. He got rid of laissez-faire capitalism and replaced it with a socialized version of capitalism. he fixed America. one of the things that makes him so great is that im typing this as a conservative republican.
May 12th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
There is another previous thread on this in the favorites section. Buuut.

Franklin Roosevelt
May 12th, 2005  
Arclight
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farseer
Well I am not U.S. citizen, so I don't know very much about your presidents. I still dare to choose Woodrow Wilson, because he was a man behind League of Nations. Even it failed, no-one can blame him from trying to get even U.S into it.
I like Wilson a lot. The great idealist, he worked himself to death. The commitment and dedication that he displayed makes it hard not to admire him.
May 13th, 2005  
rkmac48
 
Gotta go for Reagan. 8)
May 14th, 2005  
melkor the first
 

Topic: Best President


For laughs, I always go with David Rice Atchinson (March 4 1849) who succeeded James Polk for one day because Zachary Taylor would not take the oath of office on a sunday,but my actual favorite is James K. Polk. Although he favored things that I do not and sometimes was underhanded in his dealings, he went into office with an agenda that he had set out beforehand and accomplished them. He served one term, and probably worked himself to death(hedied 3 months after leaving office).He seems to have been a humourless person but this is for favorite and he fits the bill. If a racist (and he was), he was honest about it, unlike Jefferson or for that matter Lincoln. For all the adulation of Roosevelt, it's easy to overlook that that his program wasn't working and he seems to have flirted with fascist designs (court packing) and only the Second World War pulled the US out its depression.It is amazing that Americans always point out that Churchill was such a meddler in military affairs ( a bad thing) while extolling Lincoln, who, if he was illserved by a series of inept generals, was the one who appointed them. Burnside, for heaven's sake tried to turn down his appointment because he knew he wasn't up to the job, but Lincoln insisted and of course had to reieve him after his failure. Burnside shouldn't have been in charge but somehow it seems that most historians shake their head at him and not at the man who appointed him.The same thing applies to Harry Truman with his dealings with Gen MacArthur- you shouldn't get credit for having character when you've created the situation that leads to the crisis(Truman's sneering "If you can't stand the heat..." quote is always brought up as an example of his character, but he bowed out of running in 1952 rather than face the fire). Since James Polk isoften overlooked, I jist kinda like the idea of someone doing what he said he would-and I am aware of all his other faults- arguing with his generals, but ... Best JWC
May 19th, 2005  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Good ol George ... no silly people, not Bush. George Washington. If you learn as much as possible about the man, you can't help but be amazed at the quality of that man and how much he did for this country.

Mount Rushmoore does a pretty solid job of nailing four of the best ever. FDR and maybe Ronald Reagan are the only others that likely merit a place next to Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt ... if that were possible. It isn't possible of course.