JFK+50: Volume 6, No. 2118FDR WON SECOND TERM 80 YEARS AGO TODAY
The final popular vote totals in the Election of 1936 were...
FDR (D) 27,747,636 (60.8%)
AEL (R) 16,679,543 (36.5%)
On October 14, 1936, FDR, speaking in Chicago, said...
"...I have talked to farmers. I have talked to miners. I have talked to industrial workers; and in all that I have seen and heard, one fact has been clear as crystal--that they are part and parcel of a rounded whole, and that none of them can succeed in his chosen occupation if those in the other occupations fail in their prosperity."
In support of FDR's re-election, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. wrote...
"My faith in Roosevelt and my belief in the ultimate triumph and broad benefit of his principles is much affected by my position as a father of a large family. Out of a chaotic condition...our nation has become...relatively prosperous and harmonious..."
"Election of 1936: A Democratic Landslide," United States History, www.u-s-history.com/
"I'm For Roosevelt," by Joseph P. Kennedy, Reynal and Hitchcock, New York, 1936