Who was the best President out of the 8 choices presented?
I have been watching presidential debates since Carter vs.
Reagan. That year I voted for Reagan, which was my first election voting. Carter
was a lame duck appeaser although a very nice man. Reagan had what the country
needed at the time, which was vision. Although he was an idealist, I find an
idealist is much more interesting then a realist, why? Reality is usually
boring. Reagan spoke of exploring space and beating the Russians, both
great ideas. We ended up beating the Russians and having a great Shuttle
program, which taught us a bit more about space travel. The stock market also
moved much more then it did in the last 25 years prior to Reagan's 2 terms.
Reagan cut taxes and created a more competitive edge in the world for American
companies to prosper.
Bush senior was an OK president but Clinton
was a great leader unfortunately his time in office was plagued with
allegations of sexual misconduct. I remember one day I was in the Knicker
Bocker bar in Manhattan having a
few whiskeys, and Clinton was on
telling the world that he did not have sex with Monica Lewinsky. I made the
comment that JFK is probably laughing his head off up in heaven at all this. To my surprise Jacky Kennedy's cousin happened to be sitting next to me and both of us had
a good laugh at it all.
President George W Bush was a good president as well; he was very affective at
destroying Al Qaeda and helped us win two wars. If he were the president during
would have been a very different out come I am sure.
Anyway, my favorite president was Franklin Delano Roosevelt whom was way before my
time, but I am a World War 2 buff so I cannot help but love Roosevelt.
General Douglass Macarthur would have been the greatest president in history
but unfortunately, he was not nominated. Why? Because we needed an ultra tuff
president after WW2, not an appeaser. Truman’s bad decisions lead to Korea
take Eastern Europe was ridiculous and letting China
go to the communists was ten times more ridiculous. Both wars would have been
avoided if we backed Chiang Kai-shek. Mao was a hard-line communist that
was backed by the Russians; I will go as far as to say that he was a puppet of
the Russians at first but later became very independent of them.
In closing JFK was a great man and some maniacs robbed this country of what would
have been a great president or presidents. I say maniacs because RFK would have been even
better then his bro John. God be with both men.
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