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Poll #578637 Favourite U.S. President

Favourite U.S. President?

Adlai Stevenson
Harold Stassen
Robert F. Kennedy
Ed Muskie
John Anderson
Gary Hart
Al Gore
Howard Dean
William Jennings Bryant
Samuel Tilden
Alexander Hamilton



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Sep. 27th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
I went with the one who was elected, but Hart & Stevenson are good choices too.
Sep. 27th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
I assume you meant "Bryan", not "Bryant."

I love ol' WJ. He's, unfortunately, most remembered for the whole Scopes thing, which sucks. When you put him in context, I love what he stood for -- and I even have sympathy for WHY he opposed evolution, even though he was wrong.

There's a certain irony in the fact that, today, the folks who are pushing for "intelligent design", and even blatant creationism are ALSO the folks who are pushing for "social Darwinism" and cutting all governmental social safety nets. Bryan opposed Darwinism because he opposed social Darwinism. Nowadays, folks who understand evolution understand that helping the society as a whole, which includes protecting the weak, injured, and just plain unlucky, is an evolutionarily positive quality.
Sep. 27th, 2005 11:27 pm (UTC)
What, no Dewey? ;)
Sep. 28th, 2005 01:53 am (UTC)
I _said_...
President Dixy Lee Ray, Republic of Cascadia. ^_^
Sep. 28th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
Didn't I already vote on this?
Sep. 28th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
I love the icon!

Gaming some time? Or general hanging out? Assuming I ever get any free time, that is....
Sep. 28th, 2005 05:52 am (UTC)
Mine would have to be...
"President Gas", from a a Psychedelic Furs song.
Sep. 28th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
Man, you leave the country for a couple of years and you totally forget your US History! None of these guys were presidents! ;)

Way to blow that fine Franklin County (Massachusetts) (private) education! ;)

See, this is why you should have gone to Phillips or Loomis. ;)
Sep. 28th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I forgot to mention, I am considering writing an alt-history story where Tilden is elected in 1876. Been doing some preliminary research on the period. I need to find some more information on things like how he/the Democrats would have dealt with the strikes in 1877.

But when you look at what all happened in 1876, it was a pivotal year in US history and American pop-culture. Colorado becomes a state. The National League debuts. The rules of college football are formalized using Harvard's code, largely based on rugby union. The Centennial Exposition. Invention of the telephone. The first public practical exhibitions of elevators.

Okay, I'm rambling now...
Sep. 29th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
I got all excited about finally having a choice I could really get behind, but then I remembered that the lead singer from Yes spells his name, "Jon."
Sep. 29th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
Hee. We had a Yes marathon in our project room yesterday, courtesy of yours truly. :-)
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