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leftlibdem420

(256 posts)
Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:22 PM Nov 2012

Which elected post-Eisenhower Republican was the least bad President? [View all]

Kind of sad that the answer's Nixon.


20 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Richard Nixon
6 (30%)
Ronald Reagan
0 (0%)
George H. W. Bush
14 (70%)
George W. Bush
0 (0%)
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Ford did the least damage. reusrename Nov 2012 #1
Changed it to elected. leftlibdem420 Nov 2012 #3
but that would eliminate Bush 2 as one of the selections nt NoGOPZone Nov 2012 #9
well played n/t reusrename Nov 2012 #25
his horrendous performance in the oval office took care of that. unblock Nov 2012 #30
Disagree. Ford did tremendous damage by pardoning Nixon. He set the precedent for catbyte Nov 2012 #34
Yes, I have to agree. reusrename Nov 2012 #45
OMG, I can't vote. Ike was O.K. but the rest of these choices.... eom mojowork_n Nov 2012 #2
Trick question. They all sucked... Cooley Hurd Nov 2012 #4
Tricky Dick I guess. MrSlayer Nov 2012 #5
Ford hobbit709 Nov 2012 #6
I said Ford, too, but I just remembered the horrible thing he did. reusrename Nov 2012 #27
And his silence-to-the-grave about the controversial Warren Commission report... Cooley Hurd Nov 2012 #46
Nixon was just like R$money. He ran on a lie (secret plan to end the war) just like R$money's rzemanfl Nov 2012 #7
Bush 1, because he only served four years NoGOPZone Nov 2012 #8
This was my reasoning as well Blasphemer Nov 2012 #40
In 1974 I could never have imagined saying Nixxon Gman Nov 2012 #10
Agreed customerserviceguy Nov 2012 #23
Bill Clinton. n/t Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #11
Good one. I like it. :>)) pangaia Nov 2012 #31
Nixon did the most damage outside Reagan ... Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #12
Reagan, H.W., and W were all worse than Nixon LeftInTX Nov 2012 #16
I'd agree with W. and Reagan - but Nixon was a racist bigot... Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #17
actually Nixon did dismantle some of LBJ's Legacy oldhippydude Nov 2012 #26
Did you forget Iran/Contra? And he created Lee Atwater and/and/and/and/and/and/and/and graham4anything Nov 2012 #33
No...but Bush wasn't president long enough to do any real long term damage... Drunken Irishman Nov 2012 #36
You mean had the super great Lyndon B. Johnson not been sold down the river & won in 1968 graham4anything Nov 2012 #42
GHB's damage was mostly done before he became president jmowreader Nov 2012 #41
Alternatively, rank Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #13
Nixon -- and I HATED him elfin Nov 2012 #14
As I voted the screen went blank for a minute and now? I think it was Rove. He rerouted the votes rhett o rick Nov 2012 #15
If Nixon hadn't been a crook - it would not have changed the Republican party LeftInTX Nov 2012 #18
Before I even clicked on this thread... Iggo Nov 2012 #19
I voted for Bush the Preppy Jack Rabbit Nov 2012 #20
There are no words nevergiveup Nov 2012 #21
That's the most entertainingly-worded poll question I've seen here in ages. (nt) Posteritatis Nov 2012 #22
Bush the Elder signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, thucythucy Nov 2012 #24
Nixon, the most progressive of them. IMO Raygun most damaging Raine Nov 2012 #28
Nixon because of the EPA and normalization of our relationship with China. Agnosticsherbet Nov 2012 #29
None of the above. pangaia Nov 2012 #32
Another vote for none of the above csziggy Nov 2012 #35
Ford should be up there. hrmjustin Nov 2012 #37
"elected" cthulu2016 Nov 2012 #38
Probably Poppy BlueStater Nov 2012 #39
self-delete BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #43
poppy is one of the most evil beings in the history of mankind. so i went with...nixon? BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #44
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