I wish FDR hadn't run for President

It was really irresponsible of him to run when he had polio.

Our history would be so much better if he had just told everybody he couldn't handle the duties of the Presidency due to illness, and told the Democrats to run J. Hamilton Lewis. After all, Lewis was so much more electable and had so much more chance of beating Hoover.

If he had just acted responsibly and bowed out, maybe we would never have had that pesky New Deal legislation, including the WPA which employed my grandfather and the Social Security that now supports my partner. And, of course, he would not have sent the Democratic party spiralling down the toilet into irrelevance, depriving them of political power for decades. They have hardly yet extricated themselves from the terrible fallout of his crippled reign.

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Wally's picture

And after all those years in prison, he surely had many health issues . . .

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"snark"

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It was really irresponsible of him to run when he had polio.

[Y]Our history would be so much better if he had just told everybody he couldn't handle the duties of the Presidency due to illness, and told the Democrats to run J. Hamilton Lewis. After all, Lewis was so much more electable and had so much more chance of beating Hoover.

Sincerely,

A. Hitler, Berlin, Germany
(good morning, Counselor Godwin!)
Hideki Tojo, Tokyo, Japan
Benito Mussolini, Rome, Italy

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Hopefully your readers will figure out what you're really after here....

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@Cassiodorus

I didn't think I needed the snark tag, but will add it. Smile

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

Nice try.

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@davidgmillsatty

What happened to FDR was far more disabling. Especially given the contemporary level of medical technology.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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@Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal

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@Wally

We do agree on some things. Smile

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

I read C99 almost every day, but seldom comment. I had to log in tonight to give this a thumbs-up. Great post!

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@Richard Steele

I read C99 almost every day, but seldom comment.

Please fix that! Let's hear more of what you think!

Smile

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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@Richard Steele

and nice to meet you!

Sorry it took me a while to reply.

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Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good men.
--Q

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem