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If elections were tomorrow: For which ex-president would you vote for?

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posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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Ok, let’s say elections were tomorrow and you could vote for ANY US ex-president (It doesn't matter if they ruled twice). From George Washington to Obama, which one you think would be the most capable in these difficult times?

We know how they have ruled the country, so there is no uncertainty on what they did or happened during their presidency.
Will it be Washington or Lincoln? Theo or Frank Roosevelt? Ike, Kennedy? Maybe Bush again? You decide.

He would have to:

- Fix the economy and take the US out of recession.
- Take care of the never-ending war in Afghanistan and the so called “war on terrorism”.
- Decide what to do with Iran and the Middle East.
- Decide what to do with the borders.
- Give back liberties or take some more.
- Say Yes or No to climate change.
- And, if something happens in 2012… which one would be the best for it?

Let’s see what happens.

Cheers

Jechu




posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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Hummm this is a very though question to answer! I would love someone who would actually work for the people, do his job as president and that will never contradict himself. Since no one can never lie I would like to see a president to admit to a mistake. I would need to look up what President has done that!



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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In no particular order I'd choose Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, JFK, Thomas Jefferson or Andrew Jackson.

Personally I just like those presidents really.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:42 PM
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The country could do worse than vote for somebody like William McKinley again.

It's difficult, though, because I personally think that anyone who wants to be President of the U.S. must have a screw loose or something. They must have mental problems to want to be in the position of being a moving target essentially unable to do anything significantly constructive because of all the partisan politics and having to "sell your soul" to make it to the White House.

I'd just as soon see random people selected by Social Security number. At least they wouldn't owe people a lot of favors. There would be a few duds, of course, but how is that different than the way we do it now?



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:46 PM
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FDR
Truman
Teddy Roosevelt
Abe Lincoln



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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Andrew Jackson the seventh president, he was the only one to want to do away with the electoral collage,
a system that many believe to be designed to maintain power.and that the president and vice president,
should be decided by a popular vote from the people. he also opposed the national bank, which at the time was todays fed.

there were some things that he supported that that are unsavory, but as the nation grow they done away with and
we as a nation moved on.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:49 PM
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The next president of the United States needs to be Mitt Romney in my opinion.

Solid guy. Incredible business sense. No nonsense attitude. Will not cave to the populists.

Blah, Blah on the Mormon thing. Who cares? There's enough trouble with the Obama muslim thing.

Becker



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:50 PM
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Ok, I found an Historical Ranking of ex-presidents at wiki:


Linky


That might help.

Cheers



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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Do you mind if I pick a President and VP team?

Theodore Roosevelt with Walter Mondale as his running mate!
That would be a great team!



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 04:59 PM
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Any president back when the rules where that you could not be paid for the job.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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1. Theodore Roosevelt
2. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
3. John Fitgerald Kennedy
4. Thomas Jefferson
5. Dwight David Eisenhower

My Dream Ticket:

President - Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President - George McGovern
Chief of Staff - Howard Dean
Secretary of State - Benjamin Franklin
Secretary of Defense - George Washington
Secretary of Treasury - Alexander Hamilton
Attorney General - Thomas Jefferson


edit on 9/9/2010 by Misoir because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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Theodore Roosevelt would fix the mess unquestionably.

In fact there are Many parallels to the time when he was in office.

It will take stern decisions to repair the damage



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:06 PM
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I agree with you on that issue. We need progressive leadership! Tell me what you think of the this small fact about Teddy?

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Theodore Roosevelt became the youngest ever president when he took the oath and he brought his exuberance into the office as expected. He controlled trusts so that small businesses and workers were not exploited. He wanted every one to have a square deal which was eponymous to his administration’s name. He got congress to pass laws which protected the people from impure food and drugs and forced the owners of the coal mines during that time to pay better wages to its laborers. He is recognized as having done more than any other president to save the natural resources of USA. Roosevelt established national parks and more than 125 million acres of national forests. A firm believer in having a strong navy, he also got congress to build new battleships and cruisers. It was for the objective that the navy could move easily from one ocean to the other and also for trade purposes that he built the Panama Canal.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:11 PM
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The issue with choosing a past present for the present (or future) is that too much has changed and what was accomplished in the past, may not be accomplished in the present (or future) given all of the ways in which the US and the Global conditions have changed.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:13 PM
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That is true. Can you imagine what GW would think how powerful and everything else the U.S has accomplished from the start? Even Mao Zedong of the PRC would be shock to see that the People's Republic of China is embracing capitalist policys.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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i would vote channy. he has a mechanical heart now. hes kind of half robot. I wonder how many mechanical parts you can get before you are not human anymore



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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Teddy was obviously a radical socialist/communist.
Bent on destroying the American way of life!
Damn guy even cared about anti trust, and even the environment!!
What a dangerous radical!



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:24 PM
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Plus, the man was an adventurer. Who cannot admire the man for getting out there and exploring the country while it was still wild? He was instrumental in preserving and protecting some of our most admired national parks and monuments. Just imagine where we would be if that had not happened. Concrete jungles. Ugh. For that, I do appreciate his work.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by OldDragger
reply to post by Romantic_Rebel
 


Teddy was obviously a radical socialist/communist.
Bent on destroying the American way of life!
Damn guy even cared about anti trust, and even the environment!!
What a dangerous radical!


You know what is ironic. Teddy Roosevelt actually studied Leon Trotsky. It was in one of my American history books of Presidents. It was a best seller as well. I'm an environmentalist. When did the environment become a communist/socialist issue?



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:26 PM
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jfk or honest abe and im not even american lol



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