Several weeks ago I posted here a brief vid of President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1936 offering a message about Republicans that I said Obama should simply air as a TV ad in every swing state. That drew wide attention and ever since, the clip has been widely posted, and even made it to "The Daily Show" last week after I posted it again and suggested Obama and Biden use in debates. Not sure if I deserve any credit, but glad to see it around now.
But what's been missing is the full test of the speech, but now here it is. Again: plenty there to pull out and re-use today, e.g. "There will be—there are—many
false issues. In that respect, this will be no different from other
campaigns. Partisans, not willing to face realities, will drag out red
herrings as they have always done—to divert attention from the trail of
their own weaknesses."
Here's the video again:
Sunday, October 14, 2012
FDR to Obama: The Full Text
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