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Old 02-20-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Morning P&oC folks!

On this Presidents' Day, I thought I'd ask you all for your opinion on the greatest president. Who do you think are the top three greatest American presidents, and why?

Personally, my vote is for Lincoln, FDR and Washington, in that order. (Though I might switch FDR and Washington *shrug*) Lincoln and FDR both helped lead us through our two greatest national crises, and Washington set many critical precedents that others subsequently followed. He was the one unifying figure in our early days and it's safe to say America probably wouldn't have made it if it weren't for President Washington.

Okay, now how about you?

mackinac81
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Washington, Jefferson, Eisenhower.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Morning P&oC folks!

On this Presidents' Day, I thought I'd ask you all for your opinion on the greatest president. Who do you think are the top three greatest American presidents, and why?

Personally, my vote is for Lincoln, FDR and Washington, in that order. (Though I might switch FDR and Washington *shrug*) Lincoln and FDR both helped lead us through our two greatest national crises, and Washington set many critical precedents that others subsequently followed. He was the one unifying figure in our early days and it's safe to say America probably wouldn't have made it if it weren't for President Washington.

Okay, now how about you?

mackinac81
Washington , kennedy Reagan
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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FDR
Washington
Clinton
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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Lincoln for the Emancipation Proclamation

FDR for taking the hard road out of the Great Depression

Kennedy for taking a hard line against the Soviet Union
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I would say Lincoln FDR and Kennedy but I also believe Washington was a great president - Can we make it 4 ?? Just asking -
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:33 AM
 
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In no particular order: Jimmy Carter, LBJ and George W. Bush.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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On Monday's, Fridays and Sundays,
Jefferson, Cleveland, Eisenhower.

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
Madison, Roosevelt and Nixon.

and on any other day
Clinton, Adams and Lincoln.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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washington, lincoln, eisenhower.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
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