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Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With  

Mike Rothschild
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List Rules Vote 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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Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Hope, Arkansas, United States of America
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, ...more
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Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Miami, Florida, United States of America
Marco Antonio Rubio is the junior United States Senator from Florida, serving since January 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as Speaker of the Florida House of ...more
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Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
Christopher James "Chris" Christie is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the 55th Governor of New Jersey since January 2010. Born in Newark in ...more
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Mitt Romney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
Willard Mitt Romney is an American politician and businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. Before his presidential bid, he ...more
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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign ...more
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Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Prague, Czech Republic
Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is a Czechoslovakian-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. ...more
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David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added England, London
David Cameron is a Conservative politician and sitting Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
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Ted Cruz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Sylvan Ransom added Calgary, Canada
Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz is the junior United States Senator from Texas. Elected in 2012 as a Republican, he is the first Hispanic or Cuban American to serve as a U.S. Senator from ...more
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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Elizabeth Warren is a Democratic politician and current United States Senator from the state of Massachusetts.

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Jerry Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
California, United States of America
Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown Jr. is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party who has served as the 39th Governor of California since 2011, having previously ...more
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Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added East Flatbush, New York City, New York

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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Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Washington, D.C., United States of America
Cory Anthony Booker is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey, in office since 2013. Previously he served as Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013. Booker was ...more
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Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
UnrightKhan added Hamburg, Germany
Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German Chanchellor, she is also considered by Forbes ...more
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Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Janesville, Wisconsin, United States of America
Paul Davis Ryan Jr. (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician serving as the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2015. He was the Republican Party nominee ...more
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Herman Cain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Herman Cain is an American author, business executive, radio host, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia. He was a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential ...more
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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Paint Creek, Texas, United States of America
James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Prior ...more
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Bob Dole is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Russell, Kansas, United States of America
Robert Joseph "Bob" Dole is an American politician who represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996 and in the House of Representatives from 1961 to 1969. In the ...more
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Tulsi Gabbard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
TreySimmons added DVD Region 4, Oceania, U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands
Tulsi Gabbard is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has been the United States Representative for Hawaii's second congressional district since 2013. She is also a ...more
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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Winsted, Connecticut, USA
Ralph Nader is an American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, ...more
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Dennis Kucinich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Dennis John Kucinich is a former U.S. Representative from Ohio, serving from 1997 to 2013. He was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 ...more
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Kirsten Gillibrand is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Albany, New York, United States of America
Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New York, in office since 2009. Previously, she served in the United States House of ...more
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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with ...more
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Tim Kaine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Tom Derr added Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine is an American politician currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Kaine was first elected to ...more
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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Piyush "Bobby" Jindal is an American politician who is the 55th and current Governor of Louisiana and the Vice Chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Jindal was born in ...more
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Julian Castro is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
Julian Castro is an American politician who has been the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since July 28, 2014. Previously Castro served three terms as the Mayor of San ...more