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Old 11-02-2009, 01:53 AM
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Not in rank order:

George Washington
Theodore Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan
James Madison
John Adams
FDR
Harry Truman
Thomas Jefferson
Andrew Jackson

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Not sure if I can really come up with ten, but....

1. George Washington - our first President and probably the only one we will ever have who didn't actively seek the office. In fact, he tried to refuse it but was so popular at the time that it was impossible for him to turn it down. People wanted him crowned as the King of America, but he declined that status and set the precedent for an Executive Leader with limited powers who was a servant of the people. In other words, the exact polar opposite of Barack Obama.

Washington was also the only President we've ever had who was not a part of the party system. In fact, he forbid the forming of political parties during his term in office and believed that they would do more damage to this country than anything else.

2. Ronald Reagan - probably the only true Conservative we have had in office since the 19th century. He took down the entire Soviet Union and won the Cold War without a single shot fired. I'm not sure if I would count any other Presidents of the 20th or 21st century in the top ten.

3. Abraham Lincoln - he gets props for freeing the slaves, even though he only did it to help win the Civil War.
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and why
dave you know it's the unspoken universal rule that you cannot create a thread asking a question and not answering it first yourself.

shame on you.

i don't have a top 10 but i would say reagan was the best

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I have to disagree with Andrew Jackson but I like the rest of your list Play.

Jackson shouldh ave been impeached.
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Not in rank order:

George Washington
Theodore Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan
James Madison
John Adams
FDR
Harry Truman
Thomas Jefferson
Andrew Jackson

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what extra do you want.
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dave you know it's the unspoken universal rule that you cannot create a thread asking a question and not answering it first yourself.

shame on you.

i don't have a top 10 but i would say reagan was the best
I dont think I even KNOW 10 US Presidents without research. I ask because of something I saw on one of them recently that I didnt know about
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what extra do you want.
A sneak peak of your Jens article
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Washington was also the only President we've ever had who was not a part of the party system. In fact, he forbid the forming of political parties during his term in office and believed that they would do more damage to this country than anything else.
Now that is fascinating

Not sure Reagan "brought down" the USSR. it was an internal collapse. Granted Reagan didnt lose his nerve over all out warfare with Russia though
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