Who was your favorite American President?

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  1. TerribleTy27
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    what the title says.

    For me, the objectively best president was Washington. But personally I liked Reagan. The guy had more style then a pack of flamingos.

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    Theodore Roosevelt (because of Robin Williams) and Abraham Lincoln.

    I'm not American so I don't have political reasons as to why I like them :P
     
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    Benjamin Franklin, because he invented electricity.
     
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    Benjamin Franklin wasn't a president
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt. He sound like a very nice guy.
     
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    But he did invent electricity?
     
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    William Henry Harrison did no harm.
     
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    Teddy Roosevelt and JFK. Roosevelt was truly a frontiersman. If he asked you to do it, he would do it himself. He even offered to lead troops in WW1 after his Presidency. JFK was smooth and dedicated. To pull off the Cuban Missile Crisis without incident, was an amazing thing.
     
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    You can't invent electricity in the same way you can't invent fire or steam.
     
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    "Discover" is the word you're looking for here.
     
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    I'd go with JFK, but it's pretty hard to rate (for me) foreign presidents who lived before me. All that is remembered from him now is the best part (the prevention of the third world war), which may or may not be dramatized because of how he died. :unsure:

    He (apparently) discovered the connection between lightning and electricity.

    When talking electricity, I always thought of Volta as the one who caused the major breakthrough (he made the first battery), with Edison as the one bringing it to the masses. A quick google also gives credit (rightfully so) to Faraday, who did the groundwork of electricity through wires. But all in all...all of these really outshine Franklin (sorry).
     
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    xtreme1 was trolling/joking from the start.
     
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    James Brown, because he was a sex machine
     
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    Up your game next time.

    Anyway it seems in most cases any that live then live long enough to see yourself become a villain.

    To that end none of the mob from my lifetime/time following US politics are going to be particularly well regarded, save perhaps Obama who turned out to be a bog standard politician rather than anything especially notable. Prior to that there were some spectacularly poor choices on the economics front (Reagan being an especially poor example from where I sit, him and Thatcher in the UK... oh dear).

    With that in mind I look backwards. I suppose Hoover and his wife translated de re metalica, the foundational work of mining and metallurgy which is a subject close to my own heart. That is not really a presidential act though.

    Going too much further back than about 1930 and we are going to find ourselves looking at rather different times which means I get to switch judgement protocols up a bit.

    To that end favourite if I am not allowed Hoover for his non presidential stuff... none. I am not more than ambivalent about any of them really -- politicians are not a class of people I especially care to look up to, and indeed most don't outside of the US.


    Just to be a pedant on the battery thing I have to point you all a the Baghdad Battery. Though I will happily give that he was probably the first to start to harness its true potential (pun very much intended). I am wary of crediting Edison with too much as well -- he had some very strange ideas about how things should work.
     
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    Nobody knows if the Baghdad battery was even used as a battery, though.
     
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    Warren G. Harding. Our first black president:
     
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    Theodore Roosevelt easily.

    Dude was a bit wacky, did a lot of good for the people, and came the closest to breaking up the two-party system we have in place.
     
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    None. They are all war-waging criminals. Killers and liars.
     
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    Anyone who wasn't a Clinton or wasn't like FDR, really.

    Wasn't aware foreign leaders being immaculate and angelic, lacking any form of corruption.
     
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