Who Was the Last Great President of the U. S.?

@hofferp (4737)
United States
March 22, 2010 8:17pm CST
Personally, I believe it was Harry S. Truman, a common man with common sense. He made some extremely difficult decisions in extremely difficult times. Who do think was the last great president? Kennedy? Johnson? Nixon? Ford? Carter? Reagan? Bush? Clinton? Bush? Obama? Or was it earlier than that? Washington, Lincoln, T. Roosevelt, Wilson, F. Roosevelt?
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
23 Mar 10
I would have to say Reagan. He is the first President that I can really remember. He had the ability to rally as a country and had plenty of issues to walk into. He also had a very strong International presence and did great with the cold war. I am also a big fan of Thomas Jefferson, I agree with a lot of his views and principals. He lowered taxes and stopped the importation of slaves. He was not perfect, he actually passed a bill that excluded blacks from carrying the mail. I also like how George Washington refused a life time appointment to the presidency, can you imagine Obama doing that? LMFAO
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Thanks, Laglen, for your opinion.
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@laglen (19779)
• United States
23 Mar 10
your very welcome, nice to dance at your party!
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
I don't throw them very often, but you're always welcome to one of my parties.
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Grover Cleveland, heck he was a Democrat so no one can say I just hate Democrats. He reduced the number of federal employee's abandoned the spoil system for Presidential appointees. As to federal spending and appropriations he said the following, I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood. He opposed tariffs, and was a non-interventionist.
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@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Thanks, Gewcew. I appreciate your thoughts.
@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
23 Mar 10
He was a little before my time (not much) but my vote for greatest goes to FDR. He also liked Truman. He handpicked him for VP when he knew he wouldn't live to serve out his final term. That was Franklin D's final legacy. He didn't allow himself to be followed by a weakling as so many great leaders do.
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@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Thank you for your thoughts, Irisheyes. (I was in diapers when Truman served :})
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
23 Mar 10
It's actually pretty funny that you chose Truman. Are you familiar with Truman's "Fair Deal" legislation? There were many parts to it but Truman is credited with establishing the call for universal health care, which lead to the creation of Medicare under Lyndon Johnson. The Fair Deal faced a lot of opposition from the many conservative politicians who wanted a reduced role of the federal government. Sound familiar?
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@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Yes, it sounds familiar. I didn't say I liked everything about Truman, but thank you for your opinion.
@abuttsab (124)
23 Mar 10
well if you ask my opinion except washington, kennedy, truman all were not that much good, though everyone played their part in bringing america to the top but all of them played some vital mistakes which led USA to a disaster especially the two bush!!they really brought the basis of USA to the ground.
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Thank you, Abuttsab, for your thoughts.
@mjmiles (49)
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
I think it is Lincoln. I am not american but I noticed a lot of american organizations of different purposes cite his name and image. That perhaps justifies what kind of President he was, not to mention being the last President to have his face carved in Mount Rushmore.
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Thank you for your opinion, Mjmiles.
@umit_umit (1986)
• India
23 Mar 10
well I also think that it is Harry S.truman I dont really know!but I have heared about him!
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Thank you, Umit. That's two of us that think so...
@nzinky (822)
• United States
23 Mar 10
I can't tell you how the Last Grreat President was but right now we have the worst president in office.......He doesn't listen to what the people want nor does the people who run the House or the Senate.....Nancy Peloises rating is 8 percent in favor and 92 percent agains as for Ried his number is 6 per cent approve and 94 per cent dis approve.......and Im not sure what Obama's is right now......
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Thank you for your thoughts, Nzinky.
@bestboy19 (5481)
• United States
23 Mar 10
I would hate to think that the person I chose would be the last great president, but saying that he is the last, it would be Ronald Reagan. I do like Harry Truman, but I think Reagan was better.
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Thank you for your thoughts, Bestboy.
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
23 Mar 10
I honestly think Ronald Regan was the best President for the united states, before it would be Franklin Roosevelt ... They just made America a shining country and then later on the following presidents made the country to be the no 1 country in the world..
@hofferp (4737)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Thank you for your opinion, Gunagohan.