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.