Is a candidate's military record relevant anymore?
In the United States, there has been 12 presidents without military experience.
John Adams, John Quinncy Adams, Grover Cleveland, Martin Van Buren, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Calvin Coolidge, Warren Harding, Woodrow Wilson, William Taft, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.*
Is miliary experience important considering the two of last three have none with Bush only serving as stateside during Vietnam in the National Guard?
Could the lack of military experience be the lack of any major war?
NOTE: JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Regan and George H W Bush all served in World War II in some form.
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I never said FDR was the best, merely a good one. I didn't say that they must be a grunt, just odds are if randomly selected a job in the military...
OK what about Neville Chamberlain (do your own research, the only thing he is remembered for was appeasing Hitler, however one must remember the historians fallacy. He did other things)
Or what of, alright you only got me because the ones who did wars are the most remembered throughout history. Also thanks for using s/he! YOU WIN!!!
Let me think on what other leaders there were.
1.) Bismark (Otto Van)
2.)Cyrus (don't know your stance, was never a soldier. A leader of them though)
3.) I can't believe that I didn't say Gandhi!
4.)Lenin (he was good, trust me, Stalin was the one who was more along the lines of military)
5.) Finally Ashoka (of India)
I lost this one... good luck