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Old 02-21-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln,

Since 1900 :

Truman , Kennedy, Clinton


Many presidents have had some significant successes. Carter - the middle East, FDR - the economy, Wilson - WW2, Johnson - Alaska

Many have had some major mistakes too ...
Wilson - Federal Reserve
Bush2 - Iraq....
Nixon - OPEC

No one term was perfect, or totally imperfect ( Bush2 was close). We get good and bad with all of them, some just have different views of what is good or bad.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Adams, Jefferson, and Jackson.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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The Roosevelts and Lincoln. 4th is Ike.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln,

Since 1900 :

Truman , Kennedy, Clinton


Many presidents have had some significant successes(?). Carter - the middle East, FDR - the economy, Wilson - WW2(?), Johnson - Alaska
How could Wilson have had a "success" in World War II when he had been dead for fifteen ears before that war broke out?

I give Wilson low marks because he was instumental in the developemnt of the "modern" Democratic Party ... a coalition of power-seekers each trying to get their way and find somebody else to pay the bill.

He took his idealism and egaltiarianism to the Versailles peace conference and got an ugly lesson in how the real world operates the lesson had to be repeated, with more bloodshed, twenty years down the road .... and all this began just a few months after the was re-elected for "keeping us out of war".

Let me elaborate a little ...I recognize that pure isolationism is not an option in a globalized economy wher we still hold the strongest seat at the table. And many of the forces we have to deal with (illegal mmigration,for example) are only partially addressable by the use of law, given our limited resources. But Wilson plainly stuck our nose into places where it did not belong.

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Old 02-22-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Grover Cleveland, Martin van Buren, Calvin Coolidge.

None of them were power grabbers, or warmongers, or anti-Constitutionalists.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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James Polk,Andrew Jackson,George Washington in no particular order.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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Lincoln, Eisenhower, Washington...Teddy Roosevelt is a close 4th.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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No to Reagan in any circumstance. Anyone who says "vote with your feet" to people who have lost their jobs has no heart. He presided over one of the greediest eras in US history.
Leftists like to call it "greed," but it was actually "success." Don't confuse the two; there is nothing wrong with being a success, unless you break the law or do it immorally.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Lincoln, FDR and Clinton
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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My 3 worst are Reagan, Bush II and Harrison.
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