Different world. He controlled the media, and if the war had not come, might not have been elected the third time.
Two events greatly aided FDR in obtaining his third term. For one thing, the GOP forsook its Babe Ruth, Sen. Robert Taft (R-Ohio) and sent in its bat boy, Wendell Willkie. For another, the French chose the early summer of 1940 to live up to their reputation for being cheese-eating surrender monkeys, thereby putting the Western world in danger.