He also praises his old leader during World War I, Woodrow Wilson.
In 1930, FDR was elected to a second term as New York governor by a margin of more than 700,000 votes. The nation was then in the shadow of the Great Depression, and by 1931 Roosevelt was taking significant, innovative measures to try and combat it in New York. This not...
In 1930, FDR was elected to a second term as New York governor by a margin of more than 700,000 votes. The nation was then in the shadow of the Great Depression, and by 1931 Roosevelt was taking significant, innovative measures to try and combat it in New York. This not only increased his popularity in his own state but earned him national attention. His strong base in the then-most populous state made him an obvious candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, but Roosevelt was coy and denied being one all through 1931. Then, with the North Dakota primary looming immediate ahead, he decided that the time was right. On January 22, 1932, he announced his candidacy for President. Friends, acquaintences, party officials and well-wishers everywhere contacted him and offered their support, and he quickly responded.
Typed Letter Signed as Governor on official letterhead, Albany, February 4, 1932, to Charles F. Hopkins, founder and editor of the St. Augustine Herald, with whom he was obviously on familiar terms. In it, he praises Woodrow Wilson, his former boss, expresses his concern about the country’s condition, and states his belief that the Democratic Party would prove the right vehicle to restore it to health. "It was pleasant to hear from a former correspondent, and one who, like myself, was a worker under our great war president [Wilson]. You are very good to say what you do about my own prospects, but in spite of your success as a prophet before, what may happen next fall is very hard to predict. In any case, we hope that the Party will nominate a progressive leader behind whom we can all unite to help our much-distressed country return to sanity and stability. The sound principles of the Democratic Party are more important than the candidate. Naturally I deeply appreciate your belief that I am worthy of that high honor…"
FDR would soon have the chance to put his “sound principles” to work fighting the Depression. He secured the nomination in July and then handily defeated Hoover in the general election.
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