Those who believe that history runs in cycles will be interested to note that the three great presidents took office at 72-year intervals--Washington in 1789, Lincoln in 1861 and FDR in 1933--and that this November it will have been exactly 72 years since the election of our last great president.
That trend won't continue if JFinK is elected.
posted on 06/10/2004 10:08:28 AM PDT
(Pres. Reagan was greeted at the Pearly Gates by his old college buddy, Moses.:-))
I have to agree that FDR was, in a sense, a great president, in the sense that he did a great deal to change our country and the world. Unfortunately most of it was for the worse.
Domestically he gave us the massive socialist state we have in Washington today. Internationally, he managed to twist the endgame in the Second World War so that in deposing Hitler we put Stalin and Mao in his place. And I don't think that was mere weakness. FDR always dreamed of a Communist world and surrounded himself with Communists in the Whitehouse, some in spirit and some literal card-carrying members.
posted on 06/10/2004 10:59:38 AM PDT
Scary thought: FDR was "great" but to an ill effect. JFinK could be remembered as being great, too... shudder.
posted on 06/10/2004 11:03:26 AM PDT
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