Joseph: Dead on – but there's more! ["What if Obama were president during WWII?"]
FDR was a socialist Democrat who was looking out for his party's supremacy – but he saw World War II on the horizon, a battle between Western civilization and Hitler's Nazi ideology.
Roosevelt began gearing up our industry long before we were engaged in actual war. He tapped William Knudson, president of GM, and other industry leaders to master the conversion from peacetime manufacturing to produce military goods and weapons that would eventually be needed. Knudson was told by FDR we'd need to produce 50,000 airplanes. A reporter asked Knudson if he could make 50,000 aircraft, and Knudson, a Danish immigrant, said "I can't, but America can"! He then called upon heads of America's auto industry to use their mass production abilities and skills to make planes, engines, tanks, food stuffs, uniforms, ammunition … everything we and our allies would need. Ford Motor Company built the world's largest factory in a few months' time, began mass producing the B-24 Liberator bomber and by 1945 was producing a bomber every 58 minutes! Kaiser could build a Liberty Ship in as little as 18 hours.
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Roosevelt brought our nation together! He had the right vision and got the right people to prepare for and wage war.
There is no comparision between FDR and BHO!
Joseph Rush Wills II