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Building the Perfect President

Building the Perfect President  

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  1. 1. Which of the following traits/qualities would be part of your ideal president?

    • Washington's austere authority combined with sagacious caution
    • John Adams's elitist independence
    • Thomas Jefferson's genius mixed with willing hypocrisy, when it is best for the nation for him to compromise his ideals.
    • James Madison's strict constitutionalism and willingness to take risks for the sake of principle
    • James Monroe's near exclusive focus on foreign affairs and his quest for political harmony among ideologies
    • John Quincy Adams's moral progressivism and desire to modernize the country as quickly as possible
    • Andrew Jackson's desire to embody the "Will of the People" at all costs, and his iron-gripped party leadership
    • Martin Van Buren's ability to build a party and his inter-politician social skills
    • William Henry Harrison's willingness to let congress lead America and his willingness to allow cabinet members to vote on decisions
    • John Tyler's consistent drive to work independently of party ideology and his stubbornness in defending his authority
    • James K. Polk's follow through and his America First mentality.
    • Zachary Taylor's strong sense of Unionism and his lack of interest in political parties
    • Millard Fillmore's desire for peace at all costs and his willingness to compromise
    • Franklin Pierce's ability to find scandal-free cabinet member and maintain them for an entire term in office, and his eagerness to allows states to solve national problems
    • James Buchanan's eager to avoid getting involved in messes and his willingness to let the next president decide problems that occur near the end of his term.
    • Abraham Lincoln's willingness to stretch the constitution for a universally good cause and for his ability to maintain humor during a crisis.
    • Andrew Johnson's willingness to veto all legislation he opposes, even if he will surely get overridden, and for his defense of social tradition over social progress.
    • Ulysses S. Grant's willingness to use federal troops to ensure that US citizens can vote in areas where they are being intimidated, and for his defense of a sound currency.
    • Rutherford B. Hayes's agreement to appoint one member from the other party to his cabinet and his willingness to only serve one term.
    • James A. Garfield's desire to appoint people by merit rather than party loyalty and for his ability to write simultaneously with his left and right hand.
  2. 2. Part 2 of the above

    • Chester A. Arthur's ability to let government run its self and only work about 6 hours a day and his belief in a strong navy
    • Grover Cleveland's determination to win a second term after a reelection defeat and his complete belief in near absolute free trade.
    • Benjamin Harrison's defense of military pensions and his desire to build relations among the poorer countries of the Western Hemisphere
    • William McKinley's determination to increase America's influence abroad and his strict defense of the Gold Standard.
    • Theodore Roosevelt's nationalistic progressivism and his desire to conserve the environment and wildlife.
    • William Howard Taft's desire to slow-down the pace of government and his strong appreciation of the judicial branch
    • Woodrow Wilson's desire for American leadership abroad and his willingness to mold his ideology to the cultural zeitgeist.
    • Warren G. Harding's eagerness to allow experts dictate policy and his desire to decrease US involvement in world affairs
    • Calvin Coolidge's strict adherence against federal involvement in the economy or in helping recovery after a natural disaster.
    • Herbert Hoover's quest for efficiency in government and his willingness to use federal troops to combat protests.
    • FDR's belief in the good that government can do and his willingness to see a crisis through, even at the expense of his own health.
    • Harry S Truman's adherence to national defense and acceptance of using weapons of mass destruction to end a war early.
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower's ability to merge progressive policies into his conservative agenda and his lack of interest in party leadership.
    • JFK's social optimism and his excellent relations with the media
    • LBJ's desire to use the full extent of the government to enforce social justice and equality and his mastery over Congress.
    • Richard Nixon's willingness to experiment with policies and his desire to open communications with governments very different than our own.
    • Gerald Ford's believe in not bailing out cities in crisis and his relatively large funding of NASA
    • Jimmy Carter's belief in using the presidency as a moral platform and his strong desire to bring peace among two foreign nations.
    • Ronald Reagan's American optimism and his ability to meet the opposing party part way to keep government moving effectively.
    • GHW Bush's ability to build a military coalition and his for his preference of foreign affairs over domestic affairs.
  3. 3. Part 3 of the above

    • Bill Clinton's strict adherence to liberal moderation and his ability to lead economic progress.
    • George W. Bush's compassionate conservatism and his willingness to take risks to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction.
    • Barack Obama's class and his desire to build the first step towards universal health care for all.
    • Donald Trump's nationalistic populism and his desire to fulfill campaign promises, even when they are unpopular among both Americans and the international community.
    • None of these four.

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  • 2 weeks later...
15 hours ago, Presidentinsertname said:

you forgot Coolidge taste in fashion.

And his love of rubbing petroleum jelly on his scalp during breakfast.;)

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