-Senator John McCain, mid-September 2008.
"The fundamental business of the country, that is the production and distribution of commodities, is on a sound and prosperous basis."
-President Herbert Hoover, late October 1929.
"The present administration has either forgotten or it does not want to remember the infantry of our economic army. These unhappy times call for ... plans ... that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the pyramid."
-President Franklin D. Roosevelt, early April 1932
This is why my grandfather, who fought in WWII and earned a Silver Star, firmly believes that FDR is the greatest President. Simply, he believes he laid the groundwork that got us out of the Depression.