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Thread #155578   Message #3661590
Posted By: robomatic
18-Sep-14 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Anybody watching 'The Roosevelts' on PBS
Subject: RE: BS: Anybody watching 'The Roosevelts' on PBS
It's interesting to self-observe reactions to the series. My ability to judge Presidents isn't related to whether or not I agree with them or even like them (so I say) but my feelings about them are wildly different. I feel emotionally tied to Lincoln and FDR. Hearing them quoted (and Jefferson for that matter) brings on an emotional response, he's speaking for me better than I could for myself.
I suspect it is tied to my parents who were New Deal Democrats and my father who benefitted from the G. I. Bill of Rights (under Truman, but still in FDR's penumbra).
And there has been no First Lady like Eleanor Roosevelt. I wonder if there even could be these days.