Re: FDR: A Presidency Revealed
- Eleanor was much more liberal than her husband and most contemporary
politicians. Her closest political allies were Henry Wallace Hubert
Humphrey, and later, NAACP's Walter White and Adlai Stevenson. The
Democratic Party would still have been controlled by the Southern
Dixiecrats till this day had the Roosevelts never become the focus of
the party. (Imagine Cornyn and Chambliss running as conservative
She totally transformed the role of the First Lady, and she made the
best use of it to better mankind. That's why Eleanor Roosevelt is the
greatest First Lady of America.
--- In email@example.com, Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@y...>
> I saw part of it last night, and I agree it's a good
> documentary. I knew Eleanor was involved with
> politics, but I had no idea about the extent of her
> involvement, or that she seemed to publicly disagree
> with her husband on the rights of African-Americans.