Poll Suggestion: Presidential Lawmen

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Several of our American Presidents were Lawyers. Obviously they never
adhered to the saying, "No Lawyer should ever be a Law-maker, for it is a 'Conflict of Interest'" Several Actors have played some of these Presidents. What was your favorite Presidential Actor?
Poll Inspired by a suggestion from Dimos Dicoudis. Thanks
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045014500/
Poll: TBD

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Stephen N Russell

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Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
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urbanemovies

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I vote for Lincoln with Daniel Day-Lewis,

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Good, but I still like Hopkins as Nixon
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Stephen Atwood

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"What was your favorite Presidential Actor?" What are you asking?  Among other grammatical issues, this question doesn't make any sense.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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You are correct! What was, was correct for the President. What was, was not correct for the actor. What we had here was failure to communicate! What was the solution, I asked myself? Who should I seek? Was I capable. What to do? Who or what, that is the question. Was or is. What is right. What I asked myself was, who would correct me if I was wrong? What I decided was, "What was" would be transformed into "Who is" Is this what was needed Stephen?

Man I was running out of ways to use Who, What, Was, and is. LOL
Thanks for pointing out my woefully inadequate sentence construct.
Cheers...
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Should I change was to is? I am open to a rewrite based on your input. Whatcha got? I'm flexible.
Thanks
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Stephen Atwood

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I couldn't help you rewrite the question: "What was your favorite Presidential Actor?" because I'm not sure what you want to ask (and so it would make for a different poll for all the preexisting presidential based polls.

Presidential actor is the ambiguous issue.  Are you asking us to vote for our favorite actor?  Having Bill Clinton and other real presidents where they're not really cameoing (or even if they actually are cameoing in a small role) really doesn't make sense here.

Not sure what or how you can reconfigure this one to avoid duplicating other live polls that are in this theme or vein.

This quote "Obviously they never 
adhered to the saying, "No Lawyer should ever be a Law-maker, for it is a 'Conflict of Interest'" seems to be a nonsequitor and a forced gimmick.  If you're trying to point of some common theme (list of all lawyers as presidents...) than write that out but make sure that's factually accurate.  I suspect the list of lawyers (practicing or otherwise) turned president is longer than what you have here making you list arbitrary and without methodology.

I can't help without more context and less randomness to the list.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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1. OK.
2. Changed to who is.
3. Name them please.
4. Is not
5. Yes and no.
6. Bill Clinton did indeed Cameo in Contact. IE: Acting.
7. They became Presidents while ignoring the obvious, "Conflict of Interest"
8. Gimmick intended. It's called Humor. This is a Poll in the "Entertainment Industry" I'm entertaining.
9. It's implied by Gimmick or a twist on words. (see entertainment)
10. Is factually accurate with omissions explained below.
11. It is longer, but I could not find pictures of some to put in the poll.
12. A poll is in the eye of the beholder.
13 Sorry you are lacking in abstract thought or imagination.
Thanks for you help.
Cheers.

Polls are fun. I subscribe to the K.I.S.S. Theory of Poll-making.
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That technically isn't a cameo:
Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

It was part of the trend where out of context archival footage was digitally added to scenes not relevant to the clip.  That's not acting.

And even when the movie came out, it was obvious and pretty poorly stitched into the scene.  It's a silly tech manic flaw that doesn't take anything away from the great movie.

13 Sorry you are lacking in abstract thought or imagination?
This isn't a very original suggestion that deserves this as a retort.

I'll leave you to make this as unoriginal as you like.  Unfollowing the thread as of now.
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Some how I feel you will read this any way. Clinton had a line that referred to the Character "Palmer Joss", My Spiritual Adviser...... "Acting" in a Cameo. I don't make statements that are not fact. And if I'm wrong, I admit my goofs. Go and read my body of work. I have admitted as such at least 30 or more times. You came to my page and basically said the poll was crap. If it is. It is what it is. I was willing for constructive help from you after careful thought on your part. You provided Zero. You gave me a big list of why my simplistic minimalist approach was unacceptable. Why was what I was seeking. You gave no why.
Thanks
Cheers
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I'm confused. Doesn't "lawman" usually refer to police officers, police detectives, police inspectors, police agents, sheriffs, sheriffs' deputies, constables, beadles, justices of the peace and other law enforcement personnel, rather than lawyers, paralegals or attorneys at law? Or does it suffice as an umbrella term for both along with judges, magistrates and legislators?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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LawMan LawMen Officer of the Court
Here Come Da Judge
Got your Message!!
Is it the suffix?
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I Suppose I could Hyphenate.

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Jeorj Euler

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O, I see what you mean. Yes, hyphenation probably could suffice.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Dan Dassow
Could you please change the post header to reflect the List Header
Thanks
Cheers
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urbanemovies

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Paul Giamatti
John Adams, Reunion
John Adams
(lots of lawyering in this mini-series)

Stephen Dillane
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson

Tom Berenger
Rough Riders
Theodore Roosevelt
(attended Columbia Law, graduated?)

Robin Williams
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Theodore Roosevelt
(attended Columbia Law, graduated?)

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Added all 4
Thanks
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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*bump*
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Jeorj Euler

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JQA :)
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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BVD LSMFT
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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It's so slooow.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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San Juan Hill is an Earth Bump
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NarniaisAwesome

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Man, that's tough.  They all did a great job portraying the pres.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Dan Dassow,
Could you please change the poll suggestion heading to reflect the List's Alteration.
Thank You
Cheers

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TheMovieSmith

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I'm partial to the late Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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