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Who is your favorite politician from across the aisle?

Asked by wildpotato (12777 points ) January 3rd, 2013 from iPhone

I love Chris Christie. I love how plain spoken and straightforward he is. I love that he is enviornmentally conscious and legislates to this effect, and that he supports sensible drug policy and thinks that the War on Drugs is harmful.

I also find many of his views utterly reprehensible, such as his position on gay marriage, abortion, lack of support for people with developmental disabilities, and education.

Regardless, he has quickly become my favorite Republican over the past several years, replacing John McCain after how he changed during and following the 2008 election.

Conservatives, who is your favorite liberal politician? Liberals, who is your favorite conservative politician? What is it that you like about her or him?

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18 Answers

Seek's avatar

Well, I’d say Charlie Crist, but it seems he doesn’t even know what he is. That’s part of the reason I like him.

Barry Goldwater is pretty awesome, for his stance on separation of religion and politics. Too bad he was in the party 50 years ago.

Mamradpivo's avatar

I have two. I’ve always respected Orrin Hatch for some reason I can’t explain. And I could listen to Lindsey Graham read the white pages and still fall asleep happy…

marinelife's avatar

I love the Republican senators from Maine: Susan Collins and former senator Olympia Snow.

ucme's avatar

Boris Johnson, he’s as mad as a box of frogs, but he rocks!

Sunny2's avatar

Another vote for the ladies in Maine.

mazingerz88's avatar

The Maine ladies as well for me and Bachmann for making me laugh each time she speaks her mind. : )

chyna's avatar

I’m loving Chris Christie too. I’d love to see him move up in his career.

filmfann's avatar

I like Christie and Crist, but they are both moderates, so they aren’t really across the aisle. They are just Republican moderates.

wundayatta's avatar

New York’s Mayor Bloomberg is almost tolerable, as Republicans go. I also appreciate Gov Christie’s support of our President in the last days of the campaign. But I was still sorry Cory Booker did not decide to take him on. He may be popular, but I’m not sure if his popularity has to do with his policies, so much as his personality.

wildpotato's avatar

@wundayatta Bloomberg has been Independant since ‘07, but I agree, still counts as across the aisle in many ways. And yeah, Booker…not quite sure how I feel about him yet.

rojo's avatar

I liked Dennis Kucinich and am sad to see him go.

ucme's avatar

Seems I was criticised, albeit passively, for stepping into a question on american politics…simply extended it across the pond, works for me.

FutureMemory's avatar

@ucme Someone told you not to participate in the thread because you’re not an American?

ucme's avatar

@FutureMemory Not directly, but in answer to another question, don’t have to be a genius to work it out…very strange thinking though.

ucme's avatar

@FutureMemory Took me a while to remember where I saw it, see the example here, it’s towards the bottom of the thread within the first couple of sentences.

wildpotato's avatar

@ucme Yeah, I found it to be strange thinking too. Not sure how that Jelly got the idea this q is about American politics. Thanks for your answer; looking up Boris Johnson led me on a fun Wiki journey. He sounds pretty crazy.

FutureMemory's avatar

Thanks for the follow-up, Ucme.

ucme's avatar

@wildpotato I noticed you were insulted by them for simply pointing out their crass error, some people are just plain dumb.
Yeah Boris is a definitely a character, mad but funny with it.
@FutureMemory Insignificant, but you did ask…don’t capatilise my name, there’s a good chap ;¬}

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