Skip to comments.Obama's Resemblance to Truman Is Thin
Posted on 10/11/2011 6:02:22 AM PDT by statestreet
For all of the recent comparisons made between Barack Obama seeking reelection in 2012 to Harry Truman in his stunning upset win of 1948, there are some sharp differences, and pundits should be more careful in saying "Give 'em Hell Harry" can be replicated next year by "Give 'Em Hell Barry."
That was the conclusion last week of a respected historian who has written three books exploring important presidential years. David Pietrusza, author of the widely praised books "1960" and "1920" on the presidential elections of those years, was in Washington, D.C., to appear on the weekly C-SPAN documentary, "The Contenders," about losing presidential candidates who nonetheless influenced U.S. history. He dropped by HUMAN EVENTS to discuss his latest election-year book "1948," which brings to life Democrat Truman's dramatic come-from-behind victory over much-favored Republican Thomas E. Dewey.
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did he nuke the nips???
Does anyone know how many past POTUSes that The National Loser’s cheerleaders have compared him to? And specifically which ones? And the reason you think they try to capitalize on comparing him to such men?
They’re both Democrats. Any other similarity?
I thinks Truman was one of the very best Presidents of all, along with Washington, and Lincoln. It’s a real short list and Truman is on it!!
What hell is left to give???
Truman was a great man and a great President, who knew history and who knew how to pick great people for his Administration. He presided over the start of the greatest period of prosperity in American history.
obama is a moral and mental midget, who falsifies history and who picks corrupt miscreants like Holder, Hillary, Napolitano, Van Jones, and Dictator Sebelius for his cracked Administration. He DELIBERATELY torpedos the US economy, in order to support communism and islam!
If obama tries to run as another “Truman”, he’ll be laughed out of the Presidency!!!!
The list of former presidents Obama has tried to identify with grows.
Further proof Obama is NOT his own man, but rather an imitation.
An administration full of Marxists and communists...nah, Obama is just like Truman.
obama is more like Truman’s daughter...remember, the one who thought she was a singer, but wasn’t? (or something like that)
And TomGuy, you're right about Obama trying to imitate other presidents...he seems to have no identity for himself.
Barry Obama: Don't you dare send me the buck! It belongs to George W. Bush, the Rich, the Tea Party, or Republicans in congress. Take your pick.
In 48', Republicans nominated a Northeast liberal Republican who ran on a platform of keeping most of Roosevelt's and Truman's liberal programs in place. Conservative voters stayed home. Sound familiar?
Truman wanted national health care. That is not great in my book.
Obama wants national health care.
They are alike in areas where it counts.