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name ONE favorite US President

name ONE excellent Presidential biography/autobiography 

name ONE favorite fictional President 

describe ONE excellent presidential movie scene briefly 

cite ONE excellent presidential portrait or painting

name ONE US citizen who you’d like to see as president 

summarize ONE favorite presidential anecdote OR cite TWO favorite presidential quotes

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name ONE favorite US President
Teddy Roosevelt 

name ONE excellent Presidential biography/autobiography 
Never read one. 

name ONE favorite fictional President 
Francis Underwood. Cause I have no doubt the crap is real. 

describe ONE excellent presidential movie scene briefly 
The pre-fight speech Independence Day

cite ONE excellent presidential portrait or painting
I have George Washington on the wall at home. The first example of what the office was and should be. I also tend to favor ex military presidents. They seem more well balanced and less war like than others. 

name ONE US citizen who you’d like to see as president 
Colin Powell is someone I would like to see be President.  

summarize ONE favorite presidential anecdote
I find anything about Churchill and Roosevelt interesting but the idea that the let Churchill see him as he was and not the strong persona is telling about his trust in Churchill as a friend.

The pair made the 150-mile journey from Casablanca to Marrakech to stay at the Villa Taylor, owned by a wealthy American socialite, Mrs. Moses Taylor. Arriving late in the afternoon, Churchill insisted that Roosevelt accompany him to the Berber tower atop the villa to view the sunset. The President's assistants carried him up the stairs by making a chair with their arms, and the pair sat and witnessed the sun's golden rays glistening along the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas Mountains. It is said that Roosevelt was so taken by the scene that, with outstretched arms, he lightheartedly exclaimed to his dear friend: 

"I feel like a sultan, you may kiss my hand my dear." 



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Nicely done, Poly. I also think Powell could have been a terrific president. My understanding was that his wife said “hell no”

Ok so Teddy’s off the table - the good ones are going fast
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Powell is very moderate. I think when he had momentum he could have won but now he's too middle of the road. 
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well, he was basically unrunnable after selling the war to the UN



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gosh I thought this would be more popular....nothing worse than geeking out on one's own.

name ONE favorite US President
I should say Abe & take the most unimpeachable claim off the table but I'll play the game and say Jimmy Carter (no, fuck you)

name ONE excellent Presidential biography/autobiography 
Carl Sandburg's "Abraham Lincoln"

name ONE favorite fictional President 
Morgan Freeman as President Tom Beck in "Deep Impact"

describe ONE excellent presidential movie scene briefly 
Dr Strangelove:  President Merkin Muffley calls the drunk Russian Premier to apologize for a rogue nuclear strikegroup launch against the Soviet Union.

I'm sorry too, Dmitri. I'm very sorry. All right, you're sorrier than I am. But I am sorry as well. I am as sorry as you are, Dmitri. Don't say that you're the more sorry than I am because I am capable of being just as sorry as you are. So we're both sorry, all right? All right.
cite ONE excellent presidential portrait or painting
I think Norman Rockwell's Richard NIxon is a cut above all others- a frankly handsome democratic portrait- a man before you in close consultation.  Boy did Tricky Dick not merit such a splendidly American treatment: I admire the portrait rather more than the man.

name ONE US citizen who you’d like to see as president 
Travis Kauffman

summarize ONE favorite presidential anecdote OR cite TWO favorite presidential quotes
Harry S Truman was insistent that no period should follow his middle name, since the S was not an initial but simply his middle name.  Most journalists and biographers have ignored Truman's fairly sensible request.

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Polytheist-Witch is my hero for bothering

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name ONE favorite US President
Frankin D Roosevelt

name ONE excellent Presidential biography/autobiography 
Reagan

name ONE favorite fictional President 
Kanye West

describe ONE excellent presidential movie scene briefly 
The entire scenes of The Last Survivor

cite ONE excellent presidential portrait or painting
George Washington on the Deleware

name ONE US citizen who you’d like to see as president 
John Kassich

summarize ONE favorite presidential anecdote OR cite TWO favorite presidential quotes
"Build that wall"
"I did not have sexual relation with that women"
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SupaDudz?  More like superstudz! thx, sup!

Did you know that the original "Washington Crossing the Delaware" was painted in Germany by a German painter and was destroyed by the Sept 5th 1942 bombing of Bremen? wow