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Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

Updated February 1, 2020 128.9k votes 7.2k voters 45.6k 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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    Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (; German: [ˈaɐ̯nɔlt ˈʃvaɐ̯tsn̩ˌʔɛɡɐ]; born July 30, 1947) is an... more on Wikipedia
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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
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    George W. Bush

    New Haven, Connecticut
    George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as... more on Wikipedia
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    Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Barack Obama

    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Barack Hussein Obama born August 4, 1961is an American attorney and politician who served as... more on Wikipedia
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    Nelson Mandela is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Nelson Mandela

    Mvezo, South Africa
    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was... more on Wikipedia
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    John McCain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    John McCain

    Panama Canal Zone, Panama
    John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia
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    Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Bill Clinton

    Hope, Arkansas
    William Jefferson Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III; August 19, 1946) is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Nikki Haley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Nikki Haley

    Bamberg, South Carolina
    Nimrata Haley (née Randhawa, January 20, 1972), known as Nikki Haley, is an American diplomat... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Justin Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Justin Trudeau

    Canada, Ontario
    Justin Pierre James Trudeau (; French: [ʒystɛ̃ tʁydo]; born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
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    Beto O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Beto O'Rourke

    El Paso, Texas
    Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (; born September 26, 1972) is an American politician who... more on Wikipedia
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    Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Jimmy Carter

    Plains, Georgia
    James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who... more on Wikipedia
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    Joe Biden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Joe Biden

    Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as... more on Wikipedia
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    Tulsi Gabbard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Tulsi Gabbard

    DVD Region 4, Oceania
    Tulsi Gabbard (; born April 12, 1981) is an American politician and military combat veteran... more on Wikipedia
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    George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    George H. W. Bush

    Eastern United States, Milton
    George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia
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    Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Bernie Sanders

    New York City, USA
    Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the... more on Wikipedia
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    Angela Merkel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Angela Merkel

    Hamburg, Germany
    Angela Dorothea Merkel (, German: [aŋˈɡeːla ˈmɛɐ̯kl̩]; née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Ron Paul

    Green Tree, Pennsylvania
    Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired... more on Wikipedia
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    Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Jesse Ventura (born James George Janos; July 15, 1951) is an American media personality,... more on Wikipedia
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    Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Elizabeth Warren

    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

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    Tammy Duckworth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Tammy Duckworth

    Bangkok, Thailand
    Ladda Tammy Duckworth (born March 12, 1968) is an American politician and former U.S. Army... more on Wikipedia
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    Mahatma Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Mahatma Gandhi

    Porbandar, India
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (; 2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was an Indian lawyer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Donald J Trump is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States.... more on Wikipedia
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    Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Henry Kissinger

    Fürth, Germany
    Henry Alfred Kissinger (; German: [ˈkɪsɪŋɐ]; born Heinz Alfred Kissinger; May 27, 1923) is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Kamala Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Kamala Harris

    California, Contiguous United States
    Kamala Devi Harris (born October 20, 1964) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the... more on Wikipedia
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    Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Madeleine Albright

    Smíchov, Czech Republic
    Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová; May 15, 1937) is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With
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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    New York City, New York
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (born October 13, 1989) is an American activist, community organizer,... more on Wikipedia
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