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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:18 PM
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Poll question: Most honest President of the last 50 years?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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jjmalonejr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:28 PM
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1. Ike.
Read or listen to his farewell address and you might agree.

Carter's a close second.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:36 PM
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2. correct.
Carter is getting the votes here because most people here are too young to remember Ike.
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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:42 PM
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4. The general perception is that Carter was too honest to be President.
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 02:09 PM by elperromagico
Some would even argue that it helped defeat Carter in '80. Carter was telling people that the problems we faced had to be dealt with by all of us. Reagan was saying the problem was government. Voters seem to prefer to think that things aren't their fault or their problem. Carter presented long-term solutions; Reagan presented a quick fix and jingoism. Voters picked the quick fix and jingoism, and look where it's gotten us.

I do feel, though, that Ike was honest. There's just not the feeling that he sacrificed anything because of his honesty.
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wuushew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:06 PM
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5. Ike lied his face off about U2 overflights
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 02:06 PM by wuushew
and some of his remarks regarding civil rights puzzle me. He was spot on about the military industrial complex.
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Fitzovich Donating Member (179 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:36 PM
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3. Like Ike
Have to agree about Ike, I think Carter and Ford are also excellent choices.
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