“A lot has happened since 1944. America went on to win the Cold War peacefully. We ended segregation. We have had years of peaceful prosperity, prosperity beyond even Roosevelt’s dreams. There have been technological advances beyond the imagination of that prayerful President, and in medicine too. The average American can now expect to live decades beyond FDR’s mere 63 years, but he, unlike many contemporary Americans, knew why he was here and where he was going.
“In some ways President Roosevelt would have been a typical Republican.”