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Choose your President. February 17, 2013

Posted by ourfriendben in wit and wisdom.
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Our friend Ben was extremely interested to see a post in today’s local paper, the Allentown, PA Morning Call, that summarized readers’ responses to the question, “Which President would you bring back to solve today’s problems?”

Reader responses ranged from George Washington, John Admas, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison through Abraham Lincoln to Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan.

I myself would love to see a coalition, a “greatest hits” lineup of those who actually were President and those who should have been. My group would include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Colin Powell. Like the Supreme Court, this group would combine extreme intelligence, individuality, and opposing views under the overarching tent of love of country and love of honor. I’d love to see the solution they proposed for our country’s current woes.

Who would you choose?

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1. William - February 19, 2013

Too many chiefs make poor decisions or no decisions.

I would select Lincoln. Of all the presidents, ol’ Abe had the worst of it. No other president maneuvered as deftly as Lincoln. He achieved his goals except for surviving his presidency.

Only a few presidents had to deal with crisis, and those crises were not as severe as Lincoln’s. It can be argued that FDR failed with the New Deal policy, and WW II, though a crisis, was not domestic and had allies.

Hmmm. Poor Madison also had to deal with acute domestic crisis in the form of the War of 1812 and didn’t handle it very well! I’ll stick with my lineup, but appreciate your voting for my relative!


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