Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Roosevelt And The Blue Dogs

Franklin Roosevelt wanted to run for a third term in 1940, but conservative forces in  the Democratic convention (today we would call them Blue Dogs) were muddying the waters.  Finally, in this famous letter, Roosevelt reminded the convention that Democrats win when they act like Democrats - liberal, progressive, interested in the middle class and the workers.  He even threatened to quit if they didn't change their tune.  Democrats today should heed his words.

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