General Question

Gruz06's avatar

If you could bring back one past president to serve the upcoming term, who would it be?

Asked by Gruz06 (811points) June 12th, 2008

For me it would have to be Abraham Lincoln.

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

17 Answers

Allie's avatar

I agree with your answer – Abe Lincoln. He was able to get things done even during times of conflict (the Homestead Act passed, the Pacific Railway Act passed, and Nevada was established as a state). He was able to hold an election while the Civil War was raging. He had a good plan for bringing the North and the South back together (Reconstruction) and tried to make it as easy as possible with little animosity between the two, unfortunately he was assassinated before he could turn his plan into action.

Notreallyhere's avatar

after this one…anyone would do

shilolo's avatar

FDR. Led the country through a difficult economic period (like now) and to victory in World War II (sort of like now).

jrpowell's avatar

The first Bush. Let him clean up his idiot sons mess. He should be used to it by now.

arnbev959's avatar

Thomas Jefferson would probably be somewhat controversial, and a lot of people wouldn’t like him, but at least he’d be smart, and when he did things he’d know why he did them.

mirza's avatar

Not a president, but I would like to bring back Alexander Hamilton to serve as president. If not Hamilton, then probably FDR or Woodrow Wilson

nayeight's avatar

okay this question is weird. First of all, if we brought back any president would he have the same views has he did when he was in office? If so then any of the presidents before the civil rights movement would be completely UNACCEPTABLE!!!

shockvalue's avatar

NIXON! haha

Can I say Dan Quail? Though never technically a president, even he would be an improvement.

Trustinglife's avatar

How about John F. Kennedy?

jrpowell's avatar

Good call nayeight.

shockvalue's avatar

Wasn’t Lincoln before the Civil Rights Movement?

Trustinglife's avatar

Um, yes he was. That must make him racist.

ezraglenn's avatar

not a president.

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther