As we continues to celebrate President Barack Obama’s re-election, let’s not forget that this week also brings an important political anniversary. It was on November 8, 1932--80 years ago today--in the harrowing midst of the Great Depression, that Democratic New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt was first elected as the 32nd president of the United States, winning 42 states to Republican incumbent Herbert Hoover’s ... er, six.
The energetic and highly innovative Roosevelt would go on to be elected three more times, and serve in the White House until his death in 1945 (at which point Harry
S. Truman assumed the presidency). He is commonly remembered now as the
greatest U.S. president of the 20th century--even
by Newt Gingrich--and certainly ranks among the top presidents ever.
You’ll find a collection of FDR’s greatest quotes here.