Former Presidents, who would you vote for now & why?

BothellOctober 30, 2012

I have two. Eisenhower - he was both a realist and a pragmatist & Teddy Roosevelt - he was an idealist & a take charge, full speed ahead, never mind the consequences idealist.

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marquest(z5 PA)

I would vote for Clinton because of his economy. and Kennedy because he did not get to complete the job he begun.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 12:19AM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

FDR for his social programs and reining in the banks.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 12:30AM
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lily316(z5PA)

FDR, Kennedy, and Clinton

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 2:42AM
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jodik_gw

Kennedy, and probably Clinton. Perhaps FDR, as well.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 3:06AM
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fouquieria(10b)

FDR & Clinton.

Sometimes you have to do things unpopular that are for the betterment of the country.

-Ron-

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 4:49AM
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vgkg(Z-7)

FDR might now have a chance at a 2nd term in today's wildly unrealistically impatient "Gotta fix the depression over night" USA.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 11:05AM
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demifloyd(8)

Abraham Lincoln--for his character, determination, thoughtfulness and compassion.

Ronald Reagan--for his character, belief in the best of America, and his calm and steady leadership.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 11:14AM
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Circus Peanut

Jefferson, because he was smarter than any other Pres before or since. And the dude could write a mean Declaration!

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 11:20AM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

Vgkg, I had to read your post twice since FDR was the only Pres. we had who got three terms. Wish you had made it more plain.

Without knowing their opposition, it is difficult to say. Perhaps the only one I could have voted for without a qualm would have been Washington, but I would not have had the vote living where I do now.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 4:43PM
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fouquieria(10b)

FDR got four terms. He just didn't live through the last one.

-Ron-

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 5:01PM
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vgkg(Z-7)

oops, sorry SL, that "FDR might now have a chance at a 2nd term" should read NOT, not Now. then it makes sense...I hope

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 5:35PM
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frank_il

Clinton, Truman, FDR, and Eisenhower. To me, JFK is overrated. He had fine ideas, but he had an inability to pass them.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 7:49PM
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