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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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In 1921, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was 39 years of age.
President Obama may be a solid public speaker, but when it comes to schmoozing with those of different political ilk — a key ingredient for a successful policy persuader — he's sorely lacking, said one of his chief fans, MSNBC's Chris Matthews.
No other figure in American history has been subjected to such intense yet incomplete scrutiny as Franklin Delano Roosevelt; certainly none of the Founding Fathers, not even Abraham Lincoln. The closest anyone has come to an all-encompassing complete portrait was Kenneth S. Davis, who won prizes 50 years go for his five-volume biography that covered FDR's life only up until 1943.
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II helped kick off the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference with a measured address that was part rallying cry, part stump speech as the conservative darling gears up his push to become the next governor in what's now a solidly purple state.
President Obama's drive for dramatic reforms in American politics and policy is a near copycat of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1944 push for a Second Bill of Rights, according to one legal scholar, Cass Sunstein.
Sometimes, listening to the political discourse in this country, I wonder if we really understand the ratchet effect of increasing government programs and power over time: Unlike in business, unlike in nature, unlike in, well, real life, failure is not punished, but is at best ignored, at worst rewarded. Once a government program is in place, it is hardly ever repealed, even when Republicans obtain political power, because voters become dependent on it.
This offbeat tale of presidential romance is a high-toned dud — a surprise, given its talented cast, scandalous subject matter and trim 94-minute running time.
Bill Murray as FDR?
Most stars shun the "O word" _ Oscar _ when they might be in the running for an Academy Award, not wanting to jinx their chances or look too eager.