Best President of the last 60 Years?

The Best President of the Last 60 Years?

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Votes: 16 25.0%
  • John F. Kennedy

    Votes: 13 20.3%
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

    Votes: 15 23.4%
  • Richard M. Nixon

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Gerald R. Ford

    Votes: 2 3.1%
  • Jimmy Carter

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Ronald Reagan

    Votes: 22 34.4%

  • Total voters
Feb 2013
I chose to interpret "best" as having had the most impact. I thus voted for LBJ. All of the Civil Rights and Great Society legislation (e.g. Medicare, Food Stamps, etc.) came about in large part due to his efforts. These programs are all part of the bureaucratic and political landscapes now. The Vietnam War was escalated during his administration, with disastrous consequences.
May 2012
The Old Dominion
Someone said Nixon, interesting.

I'll go with Reagan. I don't think I need to explain why at this point. I've made it clear where I stand politically in other threads, maybe a little to clear. With what is goeing on in Washington (blame squarely on both sides I might add) it begins to seem a little tiring. Even if you disagree with him, I think all of us wish Reagan was back.

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