When you see how a particular president makes policy or political decisions, you will be able to see who he is. The essence of a presidency has always been decision making. People are known for what they leave or impact in others, and if all US ex-presidents who passed on could be alive today, then few could possibly win the elections. While structuring the criteria of choosing the president who would win, the presidents who finished their terms, both dead and alive, will be evaluated.
Structuring the criteria similar to that of the Presidential US Election system, two major groups will be formed. Each group will have many candidates, as some independent candidates bumble about. For every major party, there will be primaries whereby the person who wins them will compete and fight it out in the long campaign. Elimination of some of the presidents is necessary since the chances are low that they would be elected in this type of stand-off.
Eliminating Presidents who lost in their re-election
The first criteria are removing the presidents who did not make a significant impact on the lives of many and in history. Contesting two times was not familiar with them, or lost in their re-elections. This is rather qualitative than quantitative research method. If you’re a person constantly looking for someone to “do my math homework for me“, you’ll still easily get the idea behind this reasearch. The presidents described in this paragraph would include John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, Gerald Ford, William Harrison, James Polk, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Rutherford Hayes, Chester Arthur, and Grover Cleveland.
The Left Party
Over the past 200 years, ideologies within the two major parties have shifted. Dividing the 44 presidents into two categories, Left and Right, the Left Party would include Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, John Kennedy, Harry Truman, Woodrow Wilson, Ulysses Grant, Martin Van Buren, Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, Dwight Eisenhower, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
Assessing the Left Party, both Roosevelts, Lincoln, Kennedy, and Eisenhower would be the front-runners due to their legacies and Johnson and Kennedy due to their aggressive campaign strategies. If left to vote, the battle would be between Abraham Lincoln and FDR where Lincoln would possibly win because he has been ranked as the greatest President of all ages. He supposedly would take Franklin D Roosevelt, the powerful legislator, as his running mate.
The Right Party
The Right Party, on the other hand, would consist of George Bush, Ronald Reagan, Herbert Hoover, Warren Harding, and William McKinley. George H.W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Calvin Coolidge, William Howard, and Andrew Jackson would too be part of the Right Party. The Independent Candidates would include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, John Adams, James Madison, and John Adams.
The Right Party would have three clear leaders as follows;
- Richard Nixon- The iron-willed Californian
- Andrew Jackson- The very First Democrat
- Ronald Reagan- The Conservatism Hero
The integrity of Nixon would be questioned by Jackson who would not handle being defeated, which would result in a head-to-head between the two. Reagan would attack Jackson’s campaigns; which are against government expansion and Native Americans. With Jackson focusing on Reagan’s advancing age and Iran-Contra Scandal, rated higher and refusing to take on his running mate who is his rival, he would choose the extremely experienced George H.W. Bush.
The independent campaigns of Washington and Jefferson would do pretty well and all in general, with Jefferson showing off his intelligence and expertise, and Washington relying on Father of The Nation stature. In general, the election would be a close battle between Jackson, Washington, and Lincoln; hard to tell who would win. Lincoln then criticizes Jefferson for slave-owning, and the modernized Americans quickly distance themselves from him.
When it comes to the Presidential Debates, Lincoln comes out as poised, eloquent and distinctly Presidential. Jackson, on the other hand, would lag behind. Washington conducts an excellent campaign trail, but worries about an independent candidate winning pile up.
In the Vice Presidential Debates; a four-way affair between Madison, Bush, Roosevelt, and Adams, the latter two would clash over how the country can be led best. Scholarly Bush would be left out, as Roosevelt utterly demolishes softer Madison just as in a historic moment by telling him that if he had nothing useful to say, he should not utter a God-damn word!
Who would win?
Lincoln’s excellent speaking skills and legacy would, therefore, win him the Presidency. Roosevelt’s keen campaigning and policy mind would possibly win out against George Washington, making Roosevelt come second. Jackson would try by winning few fair votes in Electoral College and become third overall. Jefferson would then become fourth from the group. Abraham Lincoln would, therefore, would win the US Presidency if he would still be alive.