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Best and Worst US Presidents Ever, Your Opinion!

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posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 12:18 PM
I am sure those that post will nominate President George Bush (43) and Former President Bush (41) and some more will Nominate President Clinton.

For Best President in US history, William Jefferson Clinton. During his time we saw the liberation of the United States. He brought us out of the recession. He had to go back on a few campaign promises and had to make some comprimises, during his time in office the US saw the most peace and prosperity.

For Worst President in US history, I nominate President James Buchanan as worst US President. He was a lamer. He didn't address the slavery issue out of fear. Loser. He was trying to keep the peace.

On another note Andrew Jackson would be considered a sociopath in today's terms. He would publically flog and beat people with a cane that offended him and has killed numberous people.

posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 06:35 PM
Best: Reagan, who dragged us out from a near depression, revived the economy to world power status where it still stands, tore down the Berlin wall, crushed the Soviets, and gave our declining military sector a boost as well as NASA. The F-22, F-117, and B-2 came from his military spending.

Worst: FDR, a man voted for 4 terms never could relieve the depression with the NewDeal and decided that involvement in a World War on both sides and two fronts was a better idea when we should have been involved earlier, only made it worse and dragged the rest of the world into it in 1933, and created SS.

[edit on 9-7-2005 by Frosty]

posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 06:53 PM
In my lifetime Reagan would be the best and Carter would be the worst...

Of all time it would be a hard choice but Lincoln would probably top the list while Andrew Johnson and Buchanan would be among the worst.

posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 07:40 PM
Mr. Johnston has already wrote my gut answer, but Frosty might have a good point, too.
Darn, it's hard to say which is the worst, but as far as the last hundred years, Reagan was the best.

Clinton was average to worse. He was president during the techno-stock boon, but he had no part in making it happen. He had a time of peace, while at the same time scattering our troops all over the world for dead-end missions, while stripping the military of power. His destroying the military and the intelligence community insured we would be attacked. His refusal to kill bin Laden made sure the mastermind behind the attack would make it happen. His selling of our nuclear and delivery systems to the Chinese threaten my son's existence.
No, maybe Clinton is about the worst.

posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 08:13 PM
Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington are my top 3.

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Franklin D. Roosevelt are my bottom 3.

I think our current President will be ranked somewhere in the middle. If he would have been more forceful in getting his agenda implimented, he could have ranked near the top. Weak leadership in the Republican party, and constant democrat obstruction are to blame. If things go the Republicans way in 2006 he still has time to strengthen his place in history. I hope it happens!

posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 08:25 PM
Hate to be cliche, but George W. Bush tops my list as worst president. Not as "bad" as Andrew Jackson (never shot anyone in the head and comitted genocide) but managed...manages to do more damage because of the position of the United States today as compared to the 1820's. Not a big Reagan fan either. He's probably number 3.

Best president...I don't know. I'd probably have to say FDR or Bill Clinton. FDR injected a shot of much needed socialism into the country. Clinton was...well, Clinton.

[edit on 7/9/2005 by Flinx]

posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 10:07 PM
Best President: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

He came into power while America has roughly 13million people out of work, nearly one third of the work-force. A nation which wished to stay isolationist in outlook, an unstable Europe with Germany about to hit even worse depression, the Ku Klux Klan and Nazi Party getting higher membership, as well as an increased number of riots and people joining Socialist or Communist groups. He had one of the toughest times of any President.

So what did he do?

Well Franklin firstly bothered to take advantage of New Technology and speak direct to the American people, almost on a weekly basis throughout all 4 terms of his Presidency.

He brought in roles for Trade Unions as well as fair practice laws.

Pensions for the old, as well as many Social Security systems - which are still needed today.

Minimum wage.

Neutrality Act, applying a mandatory ban on the shipment of arms from the United States to any combatant nation. Something which they should have never removed. (With exceptions)

He helped re-build the American Army and Navy during 1938 so they could join the war and be a force.

Got free trade between American and the British Empire, to help boost the Economy.

He was smart enough to know to allow the Generals to control the war, as he had never been a Military man.

Brought in the Fair Employment Practice Commission and prohibiting discrimination by any government agency.

And he got voted into power 4 times.

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