Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

How FDR Got Nominated

Dick Morris rolls back the calendar to the year 1932 and goes behind the scenes to re-create the dramatic deal-making that helped Franklin Delano Roosevelt to nail down his first presidential nomination from the Democratic National Convention. Other protagonists in this scenario include Al Smith, a longtime FDR ally turned arch-foe; media kingmaker William Randolph Hearst and John Nance Garner, a lanky Texan statesman who famously declared that the office of vice president was “not worth a bucket of warm piss.”

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