In the wake of the U.S. elections, who do you think were the best U.S. Presidents?

I am interested in seeing who the GAG community views as the top 5 U.S. Presidents ever. I have my list and it is as follows:

1) Ronald Reagan

2) Abraham Lincoln

3) George Washington

4) Thomas Jefferson

5) Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Honorable Mentions:

Dwight D. Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy


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  • Reagan and Romney (when elected) will be the best economic Presidents.

    John F. Kennedy was the best President with regard to social interests

    Ike was excellent with military knowledge (former 5-star General)

    So I would say:

    Reagan

    Eisenhower

    Kennedy

    Washington

    Jefferson

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    • The Romney Homers are starting to scare me (not really, more like annoy).

    • 2 party system in America man. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's obvious that you are a staunch Ron Paul supporter and you hate everything about politics. But if you're such a huge Ron Paul guy, why are you focusing more Obama and not someone like Gary Johnson?

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  • George Washington did a fine job, I must say. I'm actually a fan of all those who made your list and wish that our country could turn back to such honorable people.

    I've given up hope on the elections this year, and it probably won't be much different next year. It's become so difficult for the general public to follow the ridiculous tangle that's become political debate. It requires a certain amount of resources, education, and intelligence to make anything out of the debates and jokes and newspapers that I myself don't have the time for it. I'm not very old, but from what I've seen, no one man (in the twenty-first century) can make any huge difference in the direction our country is heading.

    In order for huge change to occur, we need someone who isn't corrupt yet. Someone totally out of the blue. Someone no one expected. America needs a huge wake-up call.

    Part of the problem is that America knows it needs change, but refuses to accept what those changes might have to be or put forth the effort to make the first few steps. So no way is the public going to elect someone that will make things harder. But only if things get harder can anyone start to make a difference. Otherwise, it will all remain the same.

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    • Romney isn't corrupt and is a proven business genius. Obama cannot run on his record seeing the shape of the United States today. I understand that social issues like gay marriage and a woman's right to choose are a big deal. But our economy is our biggest threat to date. We cannot and could not recover from another 9/11. Obama's policies have failed over the past 4 years and that is evident with the current unemployment rate and nearly fifty million on food stamps.

    • Romney isn't going after the Federal Reserve or cutting military spending overseas so this talk of him rescuing the economy is pure bullsh*t.

      You might see steady growth because of perpetual QE's but that's not a real recovery and you can bank on another crash before we see an actual recovery.

    • Stitches, that makes no sense.

  • How can FDR and Reagan possibly be on the same list? They were pretty much exact opposites

    Here are mine, in no particular order:

    Reagan

    Teddy Roosevelt

    Nixon (if you ignore the whole Watergate thing)

    Lincoln

    Eisenhower

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    • Reagan was the greatest President ever. I only added FDR because he started Social Security and beat the big German machine.

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    • Well I mean you're at least an intelligent 18 year old not trying to hug everyone you see.

    • Yeah, unfortunately people like me are hard to come by. I had a kid in one of my classes last year call me a hateful, evil person because I said I didn't have a stance on gay marriage. Oh my goodness.

  • 1)Abraham Lincoln

    2)Dwight D. Eisenhower

    3)FDR

    4)George Washington

    5)Thomas Jefferson

    Honorable mentions (no particular order)

    John Adams

    JFK

    Teddy Roosevelt

    Woodrow Wilson

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  • 1 Abe Lincoln (probably the most insightful and smartest of all your presidents)

    2 F.D. Roosevelt (he was bad ass)

    3 John Kennedy (he would have been the greatest)

    4 Bill Clinton (damn you Monica)

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    • Clinton absolutely does not deserve to be on this list.

    • pffft, your opinion. He was good.

    • You ask "who do you think". And that allows him to put Clinton on his list. You ask for U.S. Presidents. He was one. What if someone included Millard Fillmore?

  • F.D.R is not a hero. He got what he deserved for what he did to the people of Europe in WW2. Let alone sending all the best American youth over seas to fight and kill their own white brothers and sisters in the motherlands of Europe. He sided with the murderous communists under Stalin.

    -Abraham Lincoln, 1858

    -"I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races."

    YOU MUST UN-LEARN WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

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    • Yeah Lincoln was a racist, but who wasn't at least to some degree? lol

    • Welcome to 2012, racism is long gone

  • JFK had the potential, but obviously he never fulfilled it. Both Roosevelts were good. Washington is of course an obvious one. Nixon is given a bad name, but he did some good.

    1. Teddy Roosevelt- I think he could've done so much more with more time.

    2. George Washington

    3. John Kennedy

    4. Franklin Roosevelt

    5. Harry Truman

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  • Those people that are best for the position never run for it or were never elected. But of all of them I would say John F. Kennedy because he wanted to change so much as was assassinated by his own government. Though I doubt we will see much of that report on November 22, 2013. That is 50 years later and the report will be mostly blacked out due to the sensitive nature of the material.

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  • George Washington

    John Adams

    Thomas Jefferson

    James Madison

    James Monroe

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  • I agree with most of you and it's difficult to put one higher than the other, but here goes:

    1. Abraham Lincoln (Saved and maintained the Union and ended slavery)

    2. George Washington (Established a new nation and gave up the opportunity to be President for life)

    3. FDR (Responsible for the defeat of Nazi Germany/Imperial Japan and made the US a superpower)

    4. Thomas Jefferson (Doubled the size of the US with the LA Purchase. It was done through negotation and NOT war)

    5. Teddy Roosevelt (Understood the importance of creating national parks, led from the front, created new laws to protect food sources ex food and drug act)

    Reagan I agree was great, but he has not gone through the test of time yet.

    JFK would probably have been up here, but he was murdered too early to ever know.

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  • I'm not putting them in order of importance but

    FDR

    Bill Clinton

    JFK

    Thomas Jefferson

    Eisenhower was great with the interstate highway system

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  • FDR: devised social reform programs in the midst of the Great Depression and was a strong central leader in the Second World War.

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  • 1. Lincolm

    2. Clinton

    3. Carter

    4. Reagan

    5. Nixon

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    • Carter? LOL.

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    • Capitalism turns to Socialism and Socialism turns to Communism.

    • If you are ging to turn in to a communistic nation you have to stop being a capitalistic nation first

  • for me

    1JFK

    2 George Washington

    3 Franklin Roosvelt

    4 Abraham Lincoln

    5 Bill Clinton

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    • I like all but #5. Clinton didn't do anything. He got lucky with the tech boom, Reagan financial policies still in effect and the Asian financial crisis which kept oil prices down. Plus his Congress was always in the lead and he really didn't take a major role in anything. I mean I'll give him that he had NAFTA, he balanced the budget (nothing like we have now), and welfare reform. But the main reason why Clinton shouldn't on this list is the impeachment for perjury.

  • Theodore Roosevelt

    Abraham Lincoln

    George Washington

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    Thomas Jefferson

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  • None of the above

    Bill Clinton > all

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  • John Pierpont Morgan.

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    • Private Sector dig?

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    • Look, I don't really car who wins. I'm not that political because I'm not an a**hole. I know what JP Morgan did. For instance he was on the commission that created the FED.

      I don't care what any presidential campaigner thinks or does and I don't care what you think. There's only one way I go and that's the direction of logic.

      You know nothing about me and know nothing about what I know, so you can't really say what I like in anything, let alone politics.

    • He was never president.

      Qa>call it want you like, his "trusts" led th the Sherman anti-trust act.

  • 1. George Washington
    2. Abraham Lincoln
    3. Franklin Roosevelt

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