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hlthe2b

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4. If I count post-Presidency and prescient steps that could have made all our lives
Mon Dec 12, 2022, 03:22 PM
Dec 2022

better today, even though he faced ridicule for them, then it is Jimmy Carter hands down. Sans Carter's post-presidency actions and accomplishments counting, then Obama should get the nod

Bill Clinton was effective-- no doubt-- but some of his accomplishments are coming back to bite us (and have done so over the decades since). That includes aspects of welfare reform, student loans (he signed off on the exclusion in bankruptcy), and his deregulation of telecommunication that allowed for the likes of Rupert Murdoch to buy up cross-media outlets, coalescing in a single near-monopoly. So, I see him in a more complex and nuanced lens.

If you look at their actions past the office it would be Carter liberal N proud Dec 2022 #1
Hmm, that's a great consideration Polybius Dec 2022 #2
Had the nation listened to Carter . . . Johonny Dec 2022 #7
I agree re Jimmy Carter nightwing1240 Dec 2022 #11
I'm hoping the greatest is yet to come within my lifetime. Solly Mack Dec 2022 #3
If I count post-Presidency and prescient steps that could have made all our lives hlthe2b Dec 2022 #4
President Barack Obama aaaaaa5a Dec 2022 #5
Probably Obama.... but... Happy Hoosier Dec 2022 #6
I chose Biden. Lunabell Dec 2022 #8
Al Gore meadowlander Dec 2022 #9
FDR was before my "lifetime" otherwise Crazyleftie Dec 2022 #10
I'm thinking about doing another poll Polybius Dec 2022 #12
Lincoln Celerity Dec 2022 #17
I gave the nod to Biden Johnny2X2X Dec 2022 #13
I think all three recent Dem presidents have been excellent. BlueCheeseAgain Dec 2022 #14
Went with Obama as well AZSkiffyGeek Dec 2022 #18
The Clinton years were superlative ones for me as well. Just A Box Of Rain Dec 2022 #22
Jimmy Carter was the BEST person to ever be President Raine Dec 2022 #15
I'm seriously jealous 48656c6c6f20 Dec 2022 #16
JFK, for one specific reason... First Speaker Dec 2022 #19
LBJ gets my vote. I was an infant/toddler and don't remember any of it, though. maxsolomon Dec 2022 #20
LBJ doesn't get enough credit mainer Dec 2022 #21
Very tough call. wnylib Dec 2022 #23
I have three categories for this Genki Hikari Dec 2022 #24
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