In your opinion, who's been the best Republican President after Eisenhower? I excluded Eisenhower because he's really not comprable to and Republican that came after him; the party changed so much, and so did America. Of course Republicans and America are constantly in flux, but it just seems that it's easier to compare the 70's to now than it is to compare the 50's to now. In my opinion, Nixon was the best. People always kinda write off Nixon because of watergate, but that's a kinda ridiculous reason. Watergate was just political dirty tricks, stuff tons of politicians do. Sure it was bad, and he certainly shouldn't have done it, but it wasn't nearly as bad as things Reagan and Bush have done. I mean, Reagan sold weapons to terrorists to fund other terrorists in Nicaragua, and Bush totally fabricated an entire war. The only reason Nixon was forced to resign and Bush and Reagan weren't was because Nixon had to deal with a large Democratic majority in Congress, while under Reagan, Republicans had the majority in the Senate for most of his term, as has been the case with Bush. Besides Nixon not being the worst Republican, there are also lots of good things that come to mind about him. He got China and the U.S. to become valuable trade partners. If you look at how China has done since they've become trade partners with the U.S., and how the former USSR has done since it collapsed, I think you'll find China's doing a hell of alot better comparatively, and is on a definate upward trend, while Russia and the rest of the USSR are in very indefinate places right now. Anyway, what do you think?