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Thomas Jefferson
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Benjamin Franklin
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Postby The_Dude » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:06 pm

Its so hard to choose between Dr. King and James Madison. Oh wait, its Franklin vs. TJ.

Uh...

I abstain.

Madison was robbed.

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Postby Tiki » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:31 pm

Jefferson here! ;-D
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:38 pm

Franklin was known for much more than just politics, but the category is politics, so I went with Jefferson, the better politician.
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Postby sPoRtZsTuD2318 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:38 pm

Franklin, he invented the ROD!
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Postby ljthockey » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:41 pm

sPoRtZsTuD2318 wrote:Franklin, he invented the ROD!


Which has nothing to do with politics....anyway politically Jefferson wins here.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:42 pm

sPoRtZsTuD2318 wrote:Franklin, he invented the ROD!


That's more science than politics. His influence is arguably greater, but this is strictly politics.
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Postby knapplc » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:22 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
sPoRtZsTuD2318 wrote:Franklin, he invented the ROD!


That's more science than politics. His influence is arguably greater, but this is strictly politics.

Actually, while a person is nominated and competes in only one category, all of their achievements should be used in considering who you vote for. So, while Franklin was nominated in Politics, his work in Science should also be taken into account.
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Postby VaderFin » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:06 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
sPoRtZsTuD2318 wrote:Franklin, he invented the ROD!


That's more science than politics. His influence is arguably greater, but this is strictly politics.



We've said numerous times from the start that while people are in a certain category they should be voted on for their entire life's work not just what they accomplished in said category.
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Postby WickedSmaat » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:18 am

Looks like someone is walking away...
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Postby maddog60 » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:43 am

The fact that Jefferson made it this far is a crock.

Let's review:

Lousiana Purchase - TJ sent Monroe and Livingston to buy a small part of land around the Mississippi or at least negotiate safe passage for our ships along the river. They acted on their own, and bought the entire territory when the French surprisingly offered such a great deal.

Constitution - TJ was the freaking secretary. Its not like he went off on his own and the wrote the whole thing. No, he sat in the 2nd Continental Congress and listened to the debates, and when one was resolved, he wrote it down. If any single American deserves credit for the forming of the Constitution its John Adams, was a chief negotiator between differing congressmen, if not the chief negotiator, without whom the colonists may not ever ever settled there varying disputes.

Jefferson is the most overrated American in history, getting credit for major events that were the direct result of the work of others.
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