Wednesday December 7th 2016Tim
Big Fan of
Roosevelt, Franklin D. Then there was the 33rd President
and after that there was Eisenhower, Dwight D. I believe
Eisenhower chose to run for President primarily because
the other Republican candidate, a Senator called Taft,
was a non-interventionist who couldn't stop talking
about Communism, Labor Unions under every bed and
Corruption all of which had to be rooted out of the
United States for the benefit of those who knew best.
For Taft, what the rest of the world did was up to them
and stuff like The Marshal Plan was basically socialism.
At the Same time Eisenhower had had something to do with
the Marshal Plan and understood well enough that when
world became that simple, horrible things happened.
There are some who might say that coming as he did from the
Military, Eisenhower had no clue what was in store for him
when embarked upon his presidential campaign, but who knows
with people like Churchill, Paton and Montgomery to deal
with. When Eisenhower had come to the end of his two terms
as President it was stuff like the 60's and 70's and people
started saying that he was a lazy President, he had no
glamour, he was bald, spent far too much time playing golf,
and he did nothing to oppose Senator McCarthy who had George
Marshal, of the Marshal Plan, on his list. Around the time
of Reagan and Thatcher Democrats started trying to be nice
about Eisenhower. He was honest they'd say and he was the
power behind a public works project called the Inter-State
Highway System. Up until maybe last month Republicans
reckoned he was a closet liberal, someone called him "A Dime
store New Dealer." Wonder what the next D will be known for
sometime after I'm dead.