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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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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Barack Hussein Obama II ( (listen); born August 4, 1961) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the ...more
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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He had previously served as the 46th ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Hank Fisk added Thal, Austria
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American politician, actor, filmmaker, and former professional bodybuilder. He served as the ...more
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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Kloe Saigwan Syroy added Mvezo, South Africa
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served ...more
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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
New York City, USA, New York
Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Vermont's at-large Congressman from 1991 to 2007, ...more
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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Hope, Arkansas, United States of America
William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Prior to the ...more
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Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. Biden also represented Delaware in ...more
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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
qfxgjbpe added New York City, New York, United States of America
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and ...more
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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
vanessa-williams added Plains, Georgia, United States of America
James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic ...more
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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America
George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and businessman who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd ...more
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Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 ...more
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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Washington, D.C., USA
Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Gore was Bill Clinton's ...more
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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added
Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality, actor, author, retired professional wrestler, and former politician who served as the Mayor of Brooklyn ...more
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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born Hillary Diane Rodham, October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer and public speaker. She was First Lady of the United States from ...more
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Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Randal Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American politician and physician serving as the junior United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011, alongside Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. ...more
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Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Ryan Davis added Ottawa, Canada
Justin Pierre James Trudeau (; French: [ʒystɛ̃ tʁydo]; born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician who has served as the 23rd prime minister of Canada since 2015 and leader of the Liberal ...more
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Nigel Farage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
j-d-foster added Herne, United Kingdom
Nigel Paul Farage (; born 3 April 1964) is a British politician, broadcaster, and leader of the Brexit Party since 2019, and has served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for South East ...more
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Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
jaro-lom added Saint Petersburg, Russia
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин, romanized: Vladímir Vladímirovič Pútin; born 7 October 1952) is the President of Russia since 2012, ...more
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Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
New York City, New York, United States of America
Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American politician, comedian, media personality, and author who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well ...more
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Narendra Modi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
SreejithKGThiruvanchoor added Vadnagar, India
Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati pronunciation: [ˈnəɾendrə dɑmodəɾˈdɑs ˈmodiː]; born 17 September 1950) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since ...more
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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Coco Solo
John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and military officer, who served as a United States senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. ...more
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José Mujica is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
jonathan-guerra added Montevideo, Uruguay
José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse muˈxika]; born 20 May 1935) is a Uruguayan politician who served as the 40th President of Uruguay from 2010 to ...more
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Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
voting closed at #23 datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Ross Perot Texarkana, Texas, USA
Ross Perot was a popular third-party candidate in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections. 
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Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America
Sarah Louise Palin ( (listen); née Heath; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician, commentator, author, and reality television personality, who served as the ninth governor of ...more
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Nikki Haley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Bamberg, South Carolina, USA
Nimrata Haley (née Randhawa, January 20, 1972), known as Nikki Haley, is an American diplomat and politician who served as United States ambassador to the United Nations from 2017 to ...more