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Barak Obama, Bill Clinton, JFK

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TDR was my favorite president

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Tell us who is your favorite President of all time and what makes him that choice?


Both Roovevelts. They were game changers that allowed the progressive movement to flourish. They both used that "bully pulpit" to provide impetus to the changes called for in their time, and enabled the civil rights movements to flourish down the road.. As a side note, socialist Eugene Debs drove the Dems to the left, and during the depression FDR had to appeal to a poor populace that was looking at the communist party.

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FDR Truman and Obama, each of those Presidents had to deal with many really important issues in their time in office.
I put Obama in that list, because he has had to deal with the fact that being the first African American in office he porbably has been the most vilified and insulted President in all our history.
I believe that we will see his name and his place in history.

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@easyed598 - The play portrayed him as a very weak man, when it came to women (sounds a little like Edward VIII). He wasn't a widower that long, but as soon as he met Edith Bolling, he became totally infatuated with her. Advisors counselled him not to do anything until after the upcoming election, but he married Edith quickly. When he had his strokes, she became gardian of the gates, going thru all of his mail, distributing things she thought cabinet members could handle, and communicating other assignments based on what she said he told her .. except that he was unable to concentrate or communicate at the time. And she kept all of that secret from his closest advisors for months.


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Harry S. Truman.  Very independent and accepted responsibility for his actions.  President at a difficult time in post World War Two days.  Made the difficult decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan thus bringing an earlier end to the war and no doubt saving many American and Japanese lives.  Further instituted desegregation in the Armed Forces and integrating federal agencies, and pushed civil rights programs.

 

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@alferdpacker wrote:

Don't have a favorite, but on the top are TR, FDR, JFK and BO.

Why?  Because they were better.


I like your list and I agree. Many Presidents did good and bad things. I liked Johnson because of his perseverance and bully pulpit efforts in getting the Civil Rights Act passed, he deserves tons of credit for that. Without him it would not have passed.

 

But then there was his handling of the Viet Nam War, one of our (and his) biggest mistakes and perhaps the one thing he was remembered for.


Got a point there.  He's another of the great Presidents.

I've not mentioned any of the previous century's presidents because of the way so many people have been taught distorted (by their regional culture) biased history regarding them.

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I recently went to a play titled, "The Second Mrs. Wilson", about NJ Governor & President Woodrow Wilson's 2nd wife Edith Bolling, his subsequent strokes, and her covering for him for months as his mouthpiece .. not letting anyone see him. That kind of thing just couldn't happen today, and frankly made me think a lot differently about Wilson, than I did before.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The second Mrs. Wilson might have been great but Woodrow Wilson was said to be racists and very anti-semetic.Perhaps at that particular time in history most Americans were that way too.

 

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Mine has to be Ronald Reagan. Of all the Presidents in my lifetime there wasn`t a day that went by that He didn`t make me feel   proud to be an American. Even when the Iran -contra event happen he had the courage to come out and admit he was wrong. You don`t see that often with today`s politicians.

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@alferdpacker wrote:

Don't have a favorite, but on the top are TR, FDR, JFK and BO.

Why?  Because they were better.


I like your list and I agree. Many Presidents did good and bad things. I liked Johnson because of his perseverance and bully pulpit efforts in getting the Civil Rights Act passed, he deserves tons of credit for that. Without him it would not have passed.

 

But then there was his handling of the Viet Nam War, one of our (and his) biggest mistakes and perhaps the one thing he was remembered for.


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