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Dwight Eisenhower might be the Republican President I have the most respect for at least in the 20th Century. Abraham Lincoln is the Republican President and perhaps President most of all that I have the most respect for. But President Eisenhower is the Republican President I probably respect most in the TV age. Because he was the real thing and knew exactly who he was, what he wanted to do and what could be done. And perhaps had the best training of any President we've ever had in being the Commander of Allied Forces in Europe in World War II.
Because no other President had a better understanding of both foreign policy and national security. At least before becoming President of The United States than Dwight Eisenhower. And knew exactly what his number one job as President which of course is Commander-in-Chief. So when he gave his speech about the military industrial complex in 1961, the country almost had to take him seriously because he's someone who was a forty year veteran of the Army and had served in two world wars including leading Allied Forces in Europe during World War II.
Another thing that I respect a lot about Dwight Eisenhower even though I'm a Liberal was that President Eisenhower was a true Conservative. Fiscal Conservative across the board even when it came to defense, a true economic Conservative and understood exactly what the limited role of the Federal Government should be as it related to the economy. Which is how we got the National Highway System and a true social Conservative who understood the need for social as well as economic freedom. And was a pretty effective civil rights President in enforcing the Arkansas school segaration case. And is someone that todays not so conservative Republican Party could learn a lot from.