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NoAmericanTaliban Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:01 PM
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Poll question: What are your feelings about President Ford?
There have been a lot of points of view express at DU on the recent passing of Ford. The view range for from Ford sucked to he was a decent man and president. I know I didn't get every view presented since there are only 10 catagories. If your view isn't here then please select other
and comment on your feelings. Thanks

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:07 PM
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1. Ford prevented full truth from being told to American people - just as Dem presidents did.
Why do we pretend that TRUTH doesn't matter when it is painfully obvious that the continuation of the coverups is just too costly to this nation and its integrity?


http://www.consortiumnews.com/2006/111106.html
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:15 PM
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4. The truth doesn't matter to a lot of Americans.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:35 PM
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7. It would if they KNEW how much has been withheld and how the lies brought us 9-11.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:08 PM
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2. Gerald Ford remembered by nation as Gerald Ford.
Pretty much it. Didn't get much done, but didn't do much wrong either (except for the pardon). I'm sure late night comedians everywhere are saddened by the loss.
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shain from kane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:14 PM
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3. A real WINner.
But what do I know? I just fell down the stairs, and I am hallucinating.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:16 PM
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5. other - I was too young and dont know much about him
I learned more this week about him than I ever knew.

So I have no opinion.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:17 PM
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6. I thought Chevy played a good Ford
:hide: sorry, I had to use this line in somebody's thread
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:42 PM
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8. He couldn't have been too bright.





He let the rethuglican high rollers talk him in to pardoning Richard "I am not a crook" Nixon.


One has to wonder what the tradeoff must have been.





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cyclezealot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:49 PM
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9. I voted he was a decent mand.
Does not have to mean I agreed with him that much of the time. He was a war hawk all during the start of the VietNam war. But, now has the nerve to tell Bush II he is wrong. I think at least he'd rule honestly, if not wrong most of the time.
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Southsideirish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:29 PM
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10. Did he ever do anything besides golf in his retirement? Did he do any "good"
for any groups or the country in general?
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Pathwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:35 PM
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12. You mean like joining Jimmy Carter to oversee
international elections? I heard that on the news yesterday.
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:32 PM
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11. I have virtually no feelings about it, and I'm puzzled that so many feel so strongly.
I do not believe he was a significant player.

He's had a long, quiet retirement.

I have no strong feelings, positive or negative, about him, and think there are much more pressing matters than whatever he did during his brief presidency.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:42 PM
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13. The opposite of love is indifference. The opposite of hate is indifference.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 03:43 PM by Tierra_y_Libertad
Count me indifferent to a mediocre president who did about the same amount of damage to the republic as most mediocre presidents.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 03:44 PM
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14. He was a decent president except for the Nixon pardon.
Much much better than Reagan or the Bush nightmare.
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Pyrzqxgl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:20 PM
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15. Yet if Nixon had remained President
his successor would probably been someone from the Nixon wing of the party and not Reagan (which means no Bush I or II). Probably by the end of Nixon's 2nd term the nation might have been ready to elect someone more liberal than Carter (Kennedy, McGovern, Jackson who knows). I guess that'll be one for those alternate universe guys who write SF to ponder
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:22 PM
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16. I have thought
of that too and think you're most likely correct.
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