So I'm reading this book about the Roosevelt's and the homefront during the war years. Sometimes I have to sit back and think about how much politics have changed in the relatively short time frame of 67 years.
Did you know that FDR did not declare his intention to seek re-election (for his third term)? He let the voters at the Democratic convention nominate him. He never publicly declared he desired a third term.
Did you know that FDR didn't even BEGIN to campaign until October 28th? Just over a week before the country was to vote on the presidency?
I find the above two items completely and utterly amazing; especially given the fact that nowdays, we have people declaring their presidential intentions 2 YEARS before the public will vote for a president.
Sigh... sometimes I wish life could return to simpler times.