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POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?
Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012

Posted on 02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST by NorCoGOP

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Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...


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Reagan leading Clinton by double votes, but, come on...is that the best we can do, Freepers?
1 posted on 02/20/2012 6:41:50 PM PST by NorCoGOP
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To: NorCoGOP

It makes me shudder just seeing Clinton’s name next to Reagan’s. Bleeech.


2 posted on 02/20/2012 6:47:14 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: NorCoGOP

Warren G. Harding (kidding!)


3 posted on 02/20/2012 6:47:51 PM PST by fwdude
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To: NorCoGOP

Done. Thanks.


4 posted on 02/20/2012 6:48:55 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Abortion? No. Gov't heath care? No. Gore on warming? No. McCain on immigration? No.)
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To: NorCoGOP

As of Now

Ronald Reagan 36.40% (162)

Bill Clinton 13.48% (60)

Abraham Lincoln 13.03% (58)

John F. Kennedy 11.24% (50)

George Washington 8.09%(36)

Theodore Roosevelt 5.39%(24)

Thomas Jefferson 4.04%(18)

Franklin Roosevelt 3.82%(17)

Harry S. Truman 3.60%(16)

Woodrow Wilson 0.90%(4)

445 votes


5 posted on 02/20/2012 6:51:09 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NorCoGOP
Reagan leading Clinton by double votes, but, come on...is that the best we can do, Freepers?

I did my part and cast a vote for President Ronald Reagan. Had they offered a chance to vote for my second favorite, it would have been for Calvin Coolidge, rightly admired by President Reagan.

6 posted on 02/20/2012 6:53:38 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: fwdude

Actually Harding is a fine choice given the steps he took to guide us through the serious post WW-I depression of 1920.


7 posted on 02/20/2012 6:54:28 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: NorCoGOP

I went with Reagan because Calvin Coolidge wasn’t on the list.


8 posted on 02/20/2012 6:54:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NorCoGOP
Where's Coolidge? I want a president who can cut spending, cut taxes and cut the debt by a quarter.
9 posted on 02/20/2012 6:57:33 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: cripplecreek; re_nortex
Good to see more people who want to keep cool with Coolidge.


10 posted on 02/20/2012 7:00:56 PM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: KarlInOhio
Where's Coolidge? I want a president who can cut spending, cut taxes and cut the debt by a quarter.

Amen, FRiend!

And these words from Calvin Coolidge in a December 1923 address to Congress only add to his already impressive Conservative credentials:

“American institutions rest solely on good citizenship. They were created by people who had a background of self-government. New arrivals should be limited to our capacity to absorb them into the ranks of good citizenship. America must be kept American. For this purpose it is necessary to continue a policy of restricted immigration. It would be well to make such immigration of a selective nature with some inspection at the source, and based either on a prior census or upon the record of naturalization."

"Either method would insure the admission of those with the largest capacity and best intention of becoming citizens. Those who do not want to be partakers of the American spirit ought not to settle in America.”

11 posted on 02/20/2012 7:03:48 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Silent Cal is my ideal presidential model.

He did as little as possible.


12 posted on 02/20/2012 7:04:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NorCoGOP; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Reagan in the lead, keep it going!

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13 posted on 02/20/2012 7:04:57 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: KarlInOhio

That “KEEP COOL” graphic for President Coolidge is superb! Consider it stolen. :-)


14 posted on 02/20/2012 7:06:14 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: NorCoGOP
Who is your favorite U.S. President?
Ronald Reagan
44.25%
(258)
George Washington
11.15%
(65)
Abraham Lincoln
10.63%
(62)
Bill Clinton
10.46%
(61)
John F. Kennedy
8.58%
(50)
Theodore Roosevelt
4.29%
(25)
Thomas Jefferson
3.95%
(23)
Franklin Roosevelt
3.09%
(18)
Harry S. Truman
2.92%
(17)
Woodrow Wilson
0.69%
(4)
583 votes

15 posted on 02/20/2012 7:09:20 PM PST by SmithL (If you reward certain behavior, don't be surprised when you see more of that behavior)
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To: NorCoGOP

George Washington 11.36%


16 posted on 02/20/2012 7:10:37 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: fwdude
Warren G. Harding (kidding!)

Well, everyone likes Ronnie, but I think Dick Nixon might have actually done us more good, considering that the Real Enemy is the Enemedia and the Left.

Dick Nixon took the Camelot intellectuals' (Arthur Schlesinger and all those fairy bow-tie professors') fancied-up, many-powerer'd, Argus-eyed, omnicompetent Imperial Presidency and crammed it sideways right up their *ss.

Best way to teach someone his failings, is make him eat his own cooking.

He also lured the Communist Fairy Media out in the open, enraging them and causing them to show their hand. It cost Nixon his Presidency, but it also took a lot away from 'Rat presidents like Slick Willie.

Ronnie riled 'em, but Tricky Dick bent 'em and screwed them up for the next 40 years. The fact that the dinosaur media are going away now, has a lot to do with Watergate and the open partisanship of the LieStreamMedia, which Richard Nixon brought out into the open.

17 posted on 02/20/2012 7:11:51 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: SandRat

No Polk? No Coolidge?


18 posted on 02/20/2012 7:11:55 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: NorCoGOP
Now quadrupling the stainer-of-the-blue-dress.

Way to go!

19 posted on 02/20/2012 7:12:24 PM PST by NorCoGOP (Obama's approval ratings: so low that Kenyans now accuse him of being born in the USA)
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To: fwdude

Warren wasn’t as bad as you might think. He was naive in his cabinet appointments and it was they who were responsible for Teapot Dome and others. There was a lot of corruption going around at that time but it doesn’t appear that Harding was involved.


20 posted on 02/20/2012 7:12:57 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: fwdude

Warren wasn’t as bad as you might think. He was naive in his cabinet appointments and it was they who were responsible for Teapot Dome and others. There was a lot of corruption going around at that time but it doesn’t appear that Harding was involved.


21 posted on 02/20/2012 7:13:19 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: NorCoGOP
Done ... can't believe that Wilson actually got 4 votes:

Who is your favorite U.S. President?

Ronald Reagan 44.76% (269)

George Washington 11.31% (68)

Abraham Lincoln 10.65% (64)

Bill Clinton 10.15% (61)

John F. Kennedy 8.32% (50)

Theodore Roosevelt 4.16% (25)

Thomas Jefferson 3.99% (24)

Franklin Roosevelt 3.16% (19)

Harry S. Truman 2.83% (17)

Woodrow Wilson 0.67% (4)

601 votes

22 posted on 02/20/2012 7:14:59 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: KarlInOhio

My top 5, in no particular order:
Calvin Coolidge
Ronald Reagan
James K. Polk
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison


23 posted on 02/20/2012 7:19:03 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: NorCoGOP
Washington is Number 1.

Pick the second best from there and then we can debate, but there is no debate in my mind about the best. It was George Washington.

No President has topped old George, or even come close, IMHO.

We owe that man so much.

24 posted on 02/20/2012 7:20:52 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: NorCoGOP

Missing: the greatest Republican (Coolidge) and the greatest Democrat (Cleveland). Phooey.


25 posted on 02/20/2012 7:21:01 PM PST by Notary Sojac (A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hi. Mitt!!".)
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To: NorCoGOP

I’m old enough to remember, “I like Ike!” Ike wasn’t on the list. But, I still like Ike!


26 posted on 02/20/2012 7:21:39 PM PST by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Fast Moving Angel
can't believe that Wilson actually got 4 votes

WW is outranked only by Zero and Jimmuh in the Worst.President.Ever sweepstakes.

27 posted on 02/20/2012 7:23:44 PM PST by Notary Sojac (A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Hi. Mitt!!".)
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To: fwdude
Warren G. Harding (kidding!)

Warren G. Harding (not kidding!) A successful depression-fighter who significantly downsized the federal government.

28 posted on 02/20/2012 7:24:27 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: SandRat

Reagan up to 46%.


29 posted on 02/20/2012 7:25:20 PM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: NorCoGOP
Only 13% for Washington?

Reagan was good, but Washington was the best.

30 posted on 02/20/2012 7:25:48 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: cpa4you

My top 3:

George Washington
Jefferson Davis
Ronald Reagan


31 posted on 02/20/2012 7:26:57 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: fwdude

Actually, Harding was one of the most effective. A lot of what Coolidge gets credit for was Harding’s work.


32 posted on 02/20/2012 7:29:39 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: NorCoGOP
Hands down, George Washington.

Over the course of my life, everything I have learned about George Washington (after the inability to tell a lie and that kind of stuff) has brought me to the conclusion that George Washington is likely one of the greatest men to have ever lived.

A distant second for me is Calvin Coolidge...:)


33 posted on 02/20/2012 7:34:56 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Pharmboy

Nope.


34 posted on 02/20/2012 7:35:58 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Ditto

I agree completely. An amazing, tough, principle, practical human being.


35 posted on 02/20/2012 7:36:47 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: cpa4you
But, I still like Ike!

Eisenhower did a better job than most give him credit for. And the reason for that is because Eisenhower never looked for credit or applause. He liked to keep low key and just make things happen.

Now, they all want to be Rock Stars taking credit for things they didn't do and blaming others for things they did do.

It's all Show Biz now, Eisenhower was the last non Show Biz president.

36 posted on 02/20/2012 7:37:43 PM PST by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: NorCoGOP

My favorite? Charlton Heston. He was a president and he was
in the US!


37 posted on 02/20/2012 7:41:06 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: cpa4you
I’m old enough to remember, “I like Ike!” Ike wasn’t on the list. But, I still like Ike!

Ike wasn't on the list, but his immediate predecessor and successor, both lesser presidents, were.

38 posted on 02/20/2012 7:43:47 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: NorCoGOP

Who is your favorite U.S. President?

Ronald Reagan
47.86%
(346)

George Washington
13.14%
(95)

Abraham Lincoln
9.54%
(69)

Bill Clinton
8.71%
(63)

John F. Kennedy
7.05%
(51)

Thomas Jefferson
4.43%
(32)

Theodore Roosevelt
3.46%
(25)

Franklin Roosevelt
2.90%
(21)

Harry S. Truman
2.35%
(17)

Woodrow Wilson
0.55%
(4)

723 votes


39 posted on 02/20/2012 7:44:00 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. President Newt Gingrich--"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.")
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To: NorCoGOP

Washington should be top ... period.

Basically without him there would be no USA and/or we would have a king instead of the gov’t we have today (though that ain’t saying much these days).


40 posted on 02/20/2012 7:46:14 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: NorCoGOP

My vote went to Washington


41 posted on 02/20/2012 7:47:12 PM PST by Texas56
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To: dynachrome; NorCoGOP





42 posted on 02/20/2012 7:49:16 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Texas56

Mine too! President Washington is first.....always.


43 posted on 02/20/2012 7:52:19 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: NorCoGOP

Reagan way out in front.


44 posted on 02/20/2012 7:53:12 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: lentulusgracchus
I think Dick Nixon might have actually done us more good, considering that the Real Enemy is the Enemedia and the Left.

Interesting perspective.

45 posted on 02/20/2012 7:55:28 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: NorCoGOP

Freeped!(for Reagan of Course! )

ha ha...Klintoon came in ahead of JFK. How the mighty have fallen.


46 posted on 02/20/2012 8:00:42 PM PST by left that other site
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To: NorCoGOP

No surprise, Reagan beats the others combined.......


47 posted on 02/20/2012 8:01:03 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: NorCoGOP

Richard Nixon.


48 posted on 02/20/2012 8:01:48 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: CapnJack

Washington should be top ... period.

Basically without him there would be no USA and/or we would have a king instead of the gov’t we have today (though that ain’t saying much these days).


Exactly! Washington is our greatest president.


49 posted on 02/20/2012 8:13:23 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: NorCoGOP

Barry Goldwater. He didn’t win, but I wasn’t old enough to vote then either.


50 posted on 02/20/2012 8:37:55 PM PST by wizr (If God isn't on your side, who is? Keep the Faith, no matter what.)
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