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Old 10-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Best Looking/Ugliest US Presidents

This is not meant to stir debate; it's just for fun.

I'm having a very boring Sunday so I just wanted to start a random thread. Who do you think are the best looking and ugliest presidents? Based on looks only. For me, best looking would be John F. Kennedy, and the ugliest would be a 10-way tossup, but Taft looked like a walrus.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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Best looking George W I like cowboys
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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Ohh! OOhh!! Kennedy for best looking! Yes, PLEASE!!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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Sorry, middle school stuff to make fun of looks.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #5
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Sorry, middle school stuff to make fun of looks.
I don't think saying someone who is/was in the public eye is good looking or not is "making fun".
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #6
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Sorry, middle school stuff to make fun of looks.
Yes, but at the risk of skirting too close to political discussion, in the modern era looks are a big deal in presidential races. Cameras are everywhere. Even without the flop sweat, Nixon looked like a troll standing next to JFK, and voters are often unconsciously swayed by things like that.

It isn't just classical handsomeness that counts. In fact, the most important factor these days is height. The odds that a man who is shorter than 5'9" could be elected to the US Presidency today are just about zero. (We like our presidents to be in the taller range of average, from about 6' to 6'2"; being freaky tall is not particularly advantageous). Another thing that matters is hair; bald men do not tend to get nominated for the Presidency these days, and when they do, they lose. (The last elected bald president we had was Eisenhower.)

As for Paul Ryan, yes, he's in excellent shape, but he looks like a kid playing dress-up. The man's suits are always WAY too big for him; would somebody PLEASE get him a tailor before he trips over his cuffs?
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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I think all presidents probably had a certain amount of magnetism. That said...

I've always had a thing for Woodrow Wilson. I like a clean-shaven man with glasses.

Ronald Reagan was also incredibly handsome to me.

Those are my two standouts.

On an amusing side-note, when my DD was little, (about 4 years old), we had a poster up in her room with all of the U.S. presidents on it. One day she came up to us and told us that she had a boyfriend. Her boyfriends name? Bill Clinton.
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For me, I'd say.

Most handsome:

Thomas Jefferson
James Polk
Franklin Pierce
William McKinley
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin Roosevelt
Ronald Regan
Bill Clinton



Least handsome:
Dwight Eisenhower
Warren Harding
Grover Cleveland
Abraham Lincoln
John Tyler
Martin Van Buren

There are a few who almost made the least handsome list, but I was suspicious I was being biased, so I didn't list them.
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I guess you don't mean George Washington? FTR, I think Washington was more handsome than Bush.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:09 PM   #10
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LOL I don't go for wigs LOL
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:59 AM   #11
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Of course not a single one is as hot as Ryan
I guess one would consider him hot if they liked the Eddie Munster look.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:04 AM   #12
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I guess one would consider him hot if they liked the Eddie Munster look.
I guess you have to look below *ahem* the hairline. I don't know if this is true, but I read that one of the most popular Google image searches that goes with "Paul Ryan" is "shirtless". Sadly, the same article said there were none. I can't believe that there are no photos of Ryan at one of the Wisconsin Dells waterparks with his kids! Janesville is only about 90 minutes away from the Dells.
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I mentioned before that as a kid I thought Bill Clinton was cute. Not anymore, however, and I agree that it has especially to do with the nose.

I think that George W. Bush is a very handsome man along with Reagan and JFK (although his son had him beat in the looks department by a MILE). Obama is just meh to me...average.

I love the way that Truman looked...so kind and nice. He reminds me of a nice grandpa who knows a lot. I also think Wilson was pretty attractive (and I'm not biased because we share the same last name!)


John McCain was a very handsome man in his younger years, even if he wasn't elected.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:24 PM   #14
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Even though I'm no fan of the Kennedy's, JFK was a nice looking man. Most of the Kennedy men are. Now the Kennedy women on the other hand........

I also thought that Reagen was good looking.

Least attractive would have to be Abraham Lincoln with that gaunt craggy face. Then again, if I had to be President during the Civil War, I probably would have looked like that, too.
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