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Sun Sep 8, 2013, 09:26 PM

36. Wow, you'd wonder why he would do that. None of those guys had the presence of FDR on crutches or

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in his wheelchair. Can you imagine the current crop of shallow voters who want instant gratification, the American Idol crowd, would want a man like FDR today?

I don't think he'd have any luck running a campaign. I can hear it now:

'Not able to stand up for himself, so he won't stand up for us; been waited on hand and foot, so can't know how hard our lives are; born into money, so he's one of them.'

And whatever they could think of to discount the man and not listen to him.


People were down to earth and had seen real suffering, not this first world angst, but the real thing. They were much more grounded back then and looked to ideas and character instead of the slick marketing and cheap thrills of today.

I hope we get back to the respecting of person's mind like that of Obama or Kerry and learning, even if not agreeing, just listening and thinking for a minute, not doing this media trained reaction. And soon.

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