The Best of the best in presidents:
The best Democratic president we have ever had: Franklin D. Roosevelt. One key element of being the “best” is that people think you or what you did was great, there is a certain degree of likeability needed. After all, he is the president and representing the people of the nation, so there’s an extent to which we should like him. (Then again we don’t always like our parents when they tell us we need to clean our room) This site has rated the top five best Democratic presidents, and they say, “Franklin D. Roosevelt is undeniably the best Democratic President that America has ever had.” He was also the best despite (or perhaps because of) the circumstances. He helped America through the great depression and WWII. Now let’s talk about that “New Deal.” When people are in crisis, they want the President to act, and he should. Hoover thought the economy was best left to reorganize itself (which can happen with a lot of economic failures) but he ignored the suffering of his nation, and no one wants a president like that. Instead we want one who ends prohibition and proposes a second new deal when the first doesn’t completely work. He just got a lot done to be honest.
The best Republican president we have ever had: Abraham Lincoln okay I guess we’re going post civil war and into a bit more modern times… how ‘bout Teddy Roosevelt? If we’re back on the well liked thing, this site has ranked by voter’s opinion the best Republican presidents. Guess who falls second after Lincoln? Oh ya, I already wrote his name. Theodore Roosevelt. More tangible/practical reasons why he was the best: the “square deal.” How many of you like Yellowstone? Well, he protected our natural resources. He also made sure we as the average consumers were not being deceived. He broke up trusts which if you were in econ with Mr. T you know are generally bad. His foreign policy was to expand the US influence in the world. Okay so a few people don’t like how involved we are now, but it was good at the time in America and he helped bring a lot of peace.
So who would win if we pitted them against each other today? In an election I mean. Short answer: FDR. Long answer: He created a new economy from the dust. “New deal”- A lot of people are not happy with the economy now and they want the problem fixed. Ending prohibition- for the population that want weed and other drugs legalized; he would probably do this. Why not Teddy? Foreign policy- very controversial. People are more interested in keeping people out of our nation (with a great big wall perhaps) than they are in policing every country aiming for peace. In the end, I think FDR would take it, and to be honest I might vote for him too (b/c economy). Your thoughts?