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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 @ 05:28 PM
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Uh, I think he passed the point of not being human a long, long time ago!




posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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Abraham Lincoln, John F Kennedy - not sure if they could straighen all the mess up but I believe they would give it a good try!!



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:35 PM
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For me, it would be a tie between Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. I know, I know, two completely different men with almost completely different ideals, however in our current state of affairs, we need a strong "go-getter" like Jackson and the ideals of Thomas Jefferson are more liberty minded than any other President in history.

Both men are famous for fighting the London bankers and keeping them from establishing a foot-hold here in America. Furthermore, Andrew Jackson is the only US President to have paid off the national debt.

I wish we could use our technology and blend the two men, that would actually be the best, right there. If we could get Thomas Jefferson's political shrewedness and liberty-loving ideals and Andrew Jackson's strength, perseverance, fortitude and integrity, then we would have the perfect President. After all, Jefferson sure wasn't known for his integrity.


--airspoon



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:38 PM
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That is a fairly tough question, but if you put a gun to my head I'd probably say JFK. He had brains and looks and both are equally important if a president wants to get anything done around here. Talk about face palm, but you know it's the truth... That's what you get with a populace full of posers and nitwits. Just look at the Jonas Brothers, the only reason people like them is because they look good.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Interesting question, and so I will give it a try to make an answer:
There are very few of the past Presidents that I believe would make a real difference in todays world. The first choice would be, and on the basis of dealing with the rest of the world would be:
JFK: JFK, was one of the better presidents, and if you look at his drive, leadership and vision to guid the country into a new direction. Under his leadership, he did not back down from our enemies at the time, stood up to the Soviet Union, even willing to go to war to prevent them from putting nuclear weapons on Cuban soil, as well as, used the intelligence agencies to work out the problems that could not be resolved in public. He used his authority and position to guide the country to something better, and put the country in a leadership position.
John Adams: The second president of the US. He worked on the early country, and for domestic policy, especially the early economy of the country to where he would help get the country out of an economic problems. If anyone could take care of the debt and the economic problems it would have to be him. Here again, he would not bow down to any other leader, and take no gruff from anyone, willing to flex his muscle, but at the same time show restraint.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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In no particular order. Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, JFK, and yes, ladies and gentlemen... Bill Clinton



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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Easy one for me . . . .The last president who wasn't a god damn liar....JFK



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:53 PM
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Truman

He inherited the job, ran once and won, then went home.

Not a friend of business and broke labor strikes.

Not one to mess with.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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You had it in good order.... up until you mention Clinton. Bill is just as crooked as the rest of our modern Presidents and I would even venture to say that his wife, Hillary could be much worse. Never mind their stated goals and alleged positions on the one dimensional left-right paradigm, it is their crookedness and seemingly thick puppet strings that bother me. Remember Clinton and NAFTA? NAFTA was introduced to us by Bush Sr., opposed by the Democrats... Then Bill came along and championed it, ultimately leading the Democrats to support it. NAFTA did not benefit the American (or Canadian) people one bit and instead, contradicted our interests. That's just one instance with Clinton.

I'm not understanding how you could go from Jefferson and Jackson to Clinton. That's blasphemy!




--airspoon



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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I like that Bill Clinton eat a lot of fast food. At a used book store there were five used books by Bill Clinton.
He was better then both Bushes.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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When did the environment become a communist/socialist issue?
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Ask Rush Windbag and his ilk of Republicans.
Global warming is a commie plot cause it might interfere with corporate profits!



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 06:02 PM
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Abraham Lincoln. He's probably the only former US President I have any respect for and even he had his problems. I think he'd be amazed by how far we've taken the precedent his presidency created, that of Federal Power over State's rights in most cases...



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 06:03 PM
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Ask Rush Limbaugh? Jesus! That man is such a wannabe radio shock host he can't even act his way out of a paper bag. You don't even know what environmentalism is to began with.



posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 06:53 PM
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I didn't like Clinton when he was in office. Didn't vote for him. Thought that he didn't actually contribute anything to the office except a prarie harpy of a first lady and an ill concieved batch of health ideas that all backfired. He gets credit for an economy that was already in recovery when he took office. As the leader of the free world, he definitely should have been able to pull something better looking than Lewinsky and the others when he decided to be a playboy.


All of that aside, I think he was the best president we've had in my lifetime because he didn't actually follow a huge agenda to actively screw things up any worse for one side or the other.

He was a good president because he didn't actually believe he needed to change the whole system.



edit on 9-9-2010 by badgerprints because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 01:19 PM
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Old Dragger is just joshing you RR

As for me I can only rank the ones I remember myself so JFK and Clinton for me. Although I was raised and heard a lot of good things about FDR.


edit on Fri September 10th, 2010 by damwel because: to correct my offtopic post



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 01:40 PM
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Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
Andrew Jackson
Teddy Roosevelt



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jacksons clones
Anything Andrew Jackson
Samuel Jackson acting like Andrew Jackson
The Andrew Jackson Five



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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The choice is obvious.

Who: Morgan Freeman
Why: President Freeman's presidency represents a apocolypse on us...what better way to fix our political system than a apocolypse...anything less simply wont do.

doomed...dooooomed I tell ya.



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 03:15 PM
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That's exactly what we need! Sam Jackson saying "Mother F*&K them bank B*tches. And if you don't like it, try impeaching my mother f&%ckin' ass!"

Just kidding, but I got that visioon in my head and had to put it out there.



posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 03:19 PM
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Seriously though, I'd go with Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower on a ticket. They were the best at taking on any and all lobbys and telling them to take a hike. They are both men of action, forward thinkers, intelligent, experienced, and most importantly humble about their position. They would tear a new one into the existing Washington political climate.




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