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Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Updated February 1, 2020 129.1k votes 7.2k voters 45.7k views107 items

List RulesVote up the famous politicians (and political candidates) you’d love to hang out and drink a few beers with if ever given the chance - living people only.

Which likable politicians would be fun to have a few drinks with? Many politicians market themselves as regular folks you'd want to sit down for a beer with. George W. Bush, for one, is thought to have won the 2004 election because of his "regular guy" appeal. An August, 2004 Zogy/Williams Identity Poll found that 57.3% of undecided voters would rather have had a beer with Bush over his opponent John Kerry - despite the fact that Bush didn't actually drink. This was around the time Kerry was doing well in polls, and it might have caused a resurgence in Bush's popularity.

But when it comes right down to it, who are the politicians you like who you'd *actually* want to hang out with over a few oat sodas, as opposed to the ones who just want to make you think that because it might get you to pick them? Maybe you'd like to talk P90X with Paul Ryan, or get a front row seat for all manner of Joe Biden shenanigans?

In the spirit of Ranker's lists of both famous men and famous women you'd want to grab a beer with, here's a list of current political figures who'd probably be fun to knock back a few adult beverages with. Vote up the ones who you think you'd have a good time with, vote down the ones who'd bore you to death, or even worse, try to convince you to vote for them!

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  • 26
    Andrew Yang is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Andrew Yang (born January 13, 1975) is an American entrepreneur, the founder of Venture for... more on Wikipedia
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    Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Benjamin Netanyahu

    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין נְתַנְיָהוּ ; born 21 October 1949) is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Ross Perot

    Texarkana, Texas
    Ross Perot was a popular third-party candidate in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. 
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    Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Cory Booker

    Washington, D.C.
    Cory Anthony Booker (born April 27, 1969) is an American politician serving as the junior... more on Wikipedia
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    Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Al Gore

    Washington, D.C.
    Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist... more on Wikipedia
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    Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Vladimir Putin

    Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин, romanized: Vladímir... more on Wikipedia
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    Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Al Franken

    New York City, Area code 917
    Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American politician, comedian, media... more on Wikipedia
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    Bob Dole is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Bob Dole

    Russell, Kansas
    Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) is a retired American politician, statesman, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Julian Castro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Julian Castro

    San Antonio, Texas
    Julián Castro ( HOO-lee-AHN, Spanish: [xuˈljan]; born September 16, 1974) is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    John Kerry

    Aurora, Colorado
    John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th... more on Wikipedia
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    Peter Buttigieg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Peter Buttigieg

    South Bend, Indiana
    Pete Buttigieg is an American politician who is the current and 32nd Mayor of South Bend,... more on Wikipedia
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    Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Sarah Palin

    Sandpoint, Idaho
    Sarah Louise Palin ( (listen); née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician,... more on Wikipedia
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    Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Rand Paul

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Randal Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American politician and physician serving as... more on Wikipedia
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    Kirsten Gillibrand is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Kirsten Gillibrand

    Albany, New York
    Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand (née Rutnik; (listen) KEER-stən JIL-i-brand; born December 9,... more on Wikipedia
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    Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Rudy Giuliani

    East Flatbush, New York City

    Rudy Giuliani is a Republican politician, best known for serving as the mayor of New York City during the September 11 attacks.

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    Martin O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Martin O'Malley

    Washington, D.C.
    Martin Joseph O'Malley (born January 18, 1963) is an American politician and attorney who... more on Wikipedia
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    Tammy Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Tammy Baldwin

    Madison, Wisconsin

    Tammy Baldwin is a sitting Democratic United States Senator from Wisconsin, and the first U.S. Senator to come out as lesbian.

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    Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Walter Mondale

    Ceylon, Minnesota
    Walter Mondale was a Democratic politician serving as Vice President under Jimmy Carter.
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    John Kasich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    John Kasich

    McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
    John Richard Kasich Jr. ( KAY-sik; born May 13, 1952) is an American politician, author, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Tim Kaine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Tim Kaine

    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Timothy Michael Kaine (, born February 26, 1958) is an American lawyer and politician serving... more on Wikipedia
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    Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Hillary Clinton

    USA, Chicago
    Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham, October 26, 1947) is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Amy Klobuchar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Amy Klobuchar

    Plymouth, Minnesota
    Amy Jean Klobuchar (; born May 25, 1960) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the... more on Wikipedia
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    Herman Cain is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Herman Cain

    Memphis, Tennessee
    Herman Cain (December 13, 1945 – July 30, 2020) was an American business executive, syndicated... more on Wikipedia
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    Elizabeth Dole is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Elizabeth Dole

    Salisbury, North Carolina
    Mary Elizabeth "Liddy" Alexander Hanford Dole (born July 29, 1936) is an American politician... more on Wikipedia
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    Andrew Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Andrew Cuomo

    New York City, New York
    Andrew Mark Cuomo (; born December 6, 1957) is an American politician, author, and lawyer... more on Wikipedia
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