June 18, 2018 8:48 am at 8:48 am #1541295
Assuming you know your american history, which president from the past (or present) would you want in office now?
Personally when Obama was in office, Id say Ronald Reagen, Abraham Lincoln or George Washington. Currently though my vote is and probably will always remain Donald J Trump!!!June 18, 2018 10:41 am at 10:41 am #1541444
Also possible on the list, JFKJune 18, 2018 10:46 am at 10:46 am #1541490
I think it’s very important for a president to be alive.June 18, 2018 10:50 am at 10:50 am #1541497
Yes but this is a hypothetical.June 18, 2018 11:04 am at 11:04 am #1541507
JFK was a bad President overall, despite handling the Cuban Missile Crisis well.June 18, 2018 11:12 am at 11:12 am #1541513
Washington, to bring the government down to a functional level, simplify foreign policy, and teach people to be polite. He would also hopefully bring back a feeling of national pride and cause everyone to go back to supporting the ultimate goal of freedom instead of their side of the aisle winning.June 18, 2018 11:24 am at 11:24 am #1541522
George Washington. 1) He was the last president who attempted to be non-partisan and to work with everyone not just his own faction; 2) He respected the restrictions on Federal and executive powers in the Constitution; 3) He was probably the most friendly to Jews of any president, and set the tone of toleration and respect of religious diversity that has prevailed in America ever sinceJune 18, 2018 11:24 am at 11:24 am #1541523
he had the courage to take the country out of a mess, stand up to Congress and America Firsters.
and yes, I know he did not admit many European Jewish Refugees, but the question is about a President for the USA, not the world.
Clinton……….great economic times and a balanced budget
Nixon…………….terrible person, but a brilliant strategist in Foreign DiplomacyJune 18, 2018 11:50 am at 11:50 am #1541551
my 3 centsParticipant
Washington seems like a good choice but he was a BIG isolationist <in his last speech he pleaded thay america shouldint get into world politics so that would mean no suport for eretz yisraelJune 18, 2018 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm #1541614
Eisenhower. He had both the political skill and organizational smarts, plus having unchallenged integrity.
FDR as a second choice, although I would worry that the world has changed so much that he might not grasp the current situation.
The early Lyndon Johnson third. He had the political savvy, but lost his judgment when he succumbed to his Texas machismo and decided to escalate the Vietnam war on the grounds that the world shouldn’t consider the US a “poor, pitiful helpless giant,” thereby creating exactly that situation.
Actually, I don’t think any of them would be the best pick for our times – Mr. Trump, especially. I’m as old as he is, and it’s obvious that he’s living stuck in times past, kind of like a bug encased in amber. The world has changed incredibly, and you have to admit it before you can deal effectively with it.June 18, 2018 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #1541789
Rufus T. Firefly, President of FreedoniaJune 18, 2018 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm #1541814June 18, 2018 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #1541828
CT Lawyer, Bill Clinton was ( and remains ) a serial adulterer who forced a Jewish employee to do something inappropriateJune 18, 2018 6:59 pm at 6:59 pm #1541822
One should note that American isolationism was based on the fact that America’s military wasn’t even able to defend the country (we only defeated the British since we had help from several other countries, and especially France). We several years after Washington the US launched what amounted to a “special forces” raid we largely used locally recruited mercenaries and it was so amazing we still sing about to this day (in the Marine hymn, the “Shores of Tripoli”). Like most of the founding fathers, while being very pragmatic he was also quite self-righteous and if he ever imagined the USA has a major power he would have expected us to be interventionist good guys saving the world.June 19, 2018 2:26 pm at 2:26 pm #1542523
President Jefferson Davis. Jews thrived in the South, before the civil war. Lincoln expanded the power of the federal government; very overrated. Other choices would be Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Harding, and Calvin Coolidge.June 21, 2018 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #1544859
Theordore Roosvelt may have had good war and econimic policies, but his anti semitism?June 25, 2018 10:28 am at 10:28 am #1545838
Truman. The more we know about him, the better he looks.
A menchJune 27, 2018 10:42 am at 10:42 am #1547350
If not Trump I would definetly say Ronald Reagen!July 20, 2018 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #1562518
With the way Trump tweets and blithers sometimes I’d go for Buchanan. He was known to be overly quiet. Once told by a reporter that he’d bet that he could get him to say more than two words, Buchanan responded “You lose” . When he died an actress said “Who could tell?” . So he would be quite refreshingJuly 20, 2018 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #1562521
Sorry, not Buchanan. Calvin Coolidge
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