RE: They wouldn’t vote for him in Britain in 1945.
Well, as the article says:
“The habit of taking things out of proportion would cost him. Immediately after the war ended, he was bounced from office in a landslide by the voters who were eager to implement socialism. Churchill declared that socialism would necessitate some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance.
But then, Churchill was re-elected Prime Minister in 1951. Which gives me some hope that like the British then, America might come to her senses a few years from now.