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Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With 

Mike Rothschild
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Updated February 1, 2020 138.9k votes 7.1k voters 45.1k views 114 items

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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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Barack Hussein Obama born August 4, 1961is an American attorney and politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was ...more
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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 6 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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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 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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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Ryan Davis added Canada, Ontario, Ottawa Valley
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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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Green Tree, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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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Nikki Haley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Bamberg, South Carolina, United States of America
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
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Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
New York City, New York, United States of America
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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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Beto O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
TreySimmons added Texas, El Paso, Contiguous United States
Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (; born September 26, 1972) is an American politician who represented Texas's 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives ...more
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Tulsi Gabbard is listed (or ranked) 16 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 (; born April 12, 1981) is an American politician and military combat veteran serving as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. She is a member of the ...more
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Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
UnrightKhan added Hamburg, Germany
Angela Dorothea Merkel (, German: [aŋˈɡeːla ˈmɛɐ̯kl̩]; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the ...more
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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Vladimir Putin is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Allyson Cuper added Fürth, Germany
Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is an American politician, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant who served as United States Secretary of ...more
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Tammy Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Teo Wickland added Bangkok, Thailand
Ladda Tammy Duckworth (born March 12, 1968) is an American politician and former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who has served as the junior United States Senator for Illinois since 2017. A member ...more
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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 22 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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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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Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Brian White added Eurasia, Israel, Tel Aviv
Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין נְתַנְיָהוּ ; born 21 October 1949) is an Israeli politician who has been Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, having previously held the ...more
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Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
Madeleine Albright Prague, Czech Republic
Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová; May 15, 1937) is an American politician and diplomat. She is the first female United States Secretary of State in U.S. history, ...more