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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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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Bernie Sanders New York City, New York, United States of America - Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he represented Vermont's at-large congressional ...more

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Barack Obama Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America - Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama ...more

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Bill Clinton Hope, Arkansas, United States of America - William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from ...more

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Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Joe Biden Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, jointly elected twice with President Barack Obama and in office since 2009. A member of ...more

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Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Ron Paul Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul is an American physician, author, and former Republican congressman, two-time Republican presidential candidate, and the presidential nominee of the ...more

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
qfxgjbpe added Donald J Trump New York City, New York, United States of America - Donald John Trump Sr. is an American business magnate, investor, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump ...more

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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
George W. Bush New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America - George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest ...more

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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Al Gore Washington, D.C., United States of America - Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States ...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 Jimmy Carter Plains, Georgia, United States of America - James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was ...more

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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Kloe Saigwan Syroy added Nelson Mandela Mvezo, South Africa - Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa's first ...more

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
George H. W. Bush Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America - George Herbert Walker Bush is a retired American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. A Republican, he had previously served as the 43rd Vice ...more

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Narendra Modi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
SreejithKGThiruvanchoor added Narendra Modi Mehsana district, Vadnagar, Eurasia - Narendra Damodardas Modi is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 ...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 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America - James George Janos, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American former professional wrestler, color commentator, actor, author, TV host, podcaster, naval veteran, conspiracy ...more

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Nigel Farage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
j-d-foster added Nigel Farage Herne, United Kingdom - Nigel Paul Farage is a British politician and leader of the UK Independence Party since 2010, a position he also held from September 2006 to November 2009. Since 1999 he has been a Member of the ...more

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José Mujica is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
jonathan-guerra added José Mujica Montevideo, Uruguay - José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano is a Uruguayan politician who was President of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015. A former urban guerrilla fighter with the Tupamaros, he was ...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 Justin Trudeau Ottawa, Canada - Justin Pierre James Trudeau MP is a Canadian politician and the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeau is the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau, long-serving Prime Minister, and Margaret ...more

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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Hillary Clinton Chicago, Illinois, United States of America - Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party. As the wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, she was First Lady of ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Hank Fisk added Arnold Schwarzenegger Thal, Austria - Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more

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Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
jaro-lom added Vladimir Putin Saint Petersburg, Russia - Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin has been the President of Russia since 7 May 2012. Putin previously served as President from 2000 to 2008, and as Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and ...more

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Rand Paul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Rand Paul Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Randal Howard "Rand" Paul is an American physician and politician from Kentucky. In office since 2011, Paul currently serves in the United States Senate as a member of the Republican ...more

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Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Al Franken New York City, New York, United States of America - Alan Stuart "Al" Franken is an American politician and entertainer who is currently the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. Franken became well-known in the 1970s and 1980s as ...more

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David Cameron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added David Cameron London, United Kingdom - David Cameron is a Conservative politician and sitting Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
John McCain Coco Solo - John Sidney McCain III is the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election. McCain followed his father ...more

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Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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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Chris Christie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Chris Christie 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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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Ralph Nader Winsted, Connecticut, United States of America - 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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Mitt Romney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Mitt Romney Detroit, Michigan, USA - 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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Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Sarah Palin Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America - Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice ...more

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Marco Rubio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Marco Rubio 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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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
John Kerry Aurora, Colorado, USA - 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
Madeleine Albright Czech Republic, Smíchov - 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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Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Mike Huckabee 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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Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Rudy Giuliani 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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Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Paul Ryan Paul Davis Ryan is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the United States Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district since 1999 and as ...more

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Dennis Kucinich is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Dennis Kucinich 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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Gary Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Gary Johnson Minot, North Dakota, USA - Gary Johnson is a Libertarian politician who served as the Republican Governor of New Mexico. He was the LP's nominee in 2012, and is again in 2016.

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Jerry Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Jerry Brown USA, California, San Francisco - 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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Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
EnFinneIgen added Cristina Fernández de Kirchner La Plata, Argentina - Cristina Elisabet Fernández de Kirchner, known as Cristina Kirchner and often referred to by her initials CFK, is the current President of Argentina and widow of former president ...more

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Nicola Sturgeon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Coolza added Nicola Sturgeon Irvine, United Kingdom - Scottish National Party

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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Elizabeth Warren 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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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Rick Perry Paint Creek, Texas, United States of America - James Richard "Rick" Perry is an American Republican politician who served as the 47th Governor of Texas from 2000 to 2015. A Republican, he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Texas in ...more

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Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Cory Booker 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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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Bobby Jindal Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America - 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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Jill Stein is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Jill Stein Chicago, Illinois, United States of America - Jill Ellen Stein is an American physician specializing in internal medicine, and was the nominee of the Green Party for President of the United States in the 2012 election. Stein was a candidate ...more

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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Michael Bloomberg 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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Alex Salmond is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Coolza added Alex Salmond Linlithgow, United Kingdom - Scottish National Party

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Herman Cain is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Herman Cain Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America - 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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John Boehner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
John Boehner Reading, Ohio, United States of America - John Andrew Boehner is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional ...more

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Glenda Jackson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Glenda Jackson Birkenhead, United Kingdom - Glenda May Jackson, CBE is a British Labour Party politician and former actress. She first became a Member of Parliament in 1992, and represented Hampstead and Kilburn until 2015. As a ...more

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Howard Dean is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Howard Dean East Hampton, New York, United States of America - Howard Brush Dean III is an American former politician who served as the 79th Governor of Vermont from 1991 to 2003 and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 to 2009. Dean was ...more