"Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby NYBF » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:19 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Seems to be a bit of a tug of war between favorite founding fathers and everyone else.

Might have to bracket this out by century and have a playoff.

18th- George Washington
19th- Abraham Lincoln
20th- MLK
21st- ??


DreadNaught mentioned him - Bill Gates for 21st. It's still real early in the century, but he's actually using his wealth to help make a difference around the world.
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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby acaton » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:28 am

I am going with the gal that stared in Deep Throat.




That is all.
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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:13 pm

**** the frenchies and anyone who conspired with them
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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby Deja Entendu » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:48 pm

Swashy wrote:I'm gonna go a little off label and nominate HHH -Hubert Horatio Humphrey.

Here's a guy who starts out on the farm and works his way up to becoming the mayor of Minneapolis. Feel good story, sure. Then he goes on to serve as senator. Even better. Then he becomes Vice President of the United States.

All that is nice but his greatest landmark is that in 1948 at the DNC he brought a somewhat unpopular but needed civil rights platform to the Truman campaign and gave one of the best speeches I have ever heard. It singlehandedly began the realignment of American politics and life itself because HHH had the balls to stand up to the Southern faction that was stuck in 100 years in the past. Their jimmies got so ****ing rusted that they went out and nominated Strom Thurmond to oppose Truman after walking out of the convention during his speech.

I argue he could have been one of the best presidents of all time and his undoing was the shadow of war left behind from his predecessor in LBJ.


I won't pretend I know much about him, but his connection to the The Vietnam War is a pretty big thing to overlook.
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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby Deja Entendu » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:57 pm

Ben Franklin is a tough one to beat. MLK and Lincoln have some strong cases, too. I agree it may need to be by century.

Is Einstein American enough?
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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby sanka » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:25 pm

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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby Rocker » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:59 am

sanka wrote:Mohammed Ali


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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby Caradoc » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:23 pm

I'm going with Ben Franklin, but it's hard not to hand the award to Washington.
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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby Alpha » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:27 am

Springsteen.

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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby Onthebrink » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:25 pm

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Re: "Greatest American who ever lived" nomination thread

Postby Buc2 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:57 am

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