"Will somehow neglects to mention that Eisenhower would NEVER get the nomination from todays Republican Party. "
That alone would make me want to contribute to a monument in his honor.
"Will somehow neglects to mention that Eisenhower would NEVER get the nomination from todays Republican Party. I find Will's failure to address that fact both astonishing and very telling."
I've never seen Will say anything close to that. I don't think he believes it. I certainly don't.
"I've never seen Will say anything close to that. I don't think he believes it. I certainly don't. "
I'm somehow guessing that if the GOOP had a choice between Dwight Eisenhower and Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney, they'd choose Eisenhower. Unless he favored a tax increase on the wealthy.
Things do change over the years. Many of the policies JFK had would be considered conservative today, hardly appealing to the far left wing that currently controls the party. He tried to cut taxes and blocked his liberal advisors who wanted deficit spending in 1961. He strongly opposed Walter Reuther who represented the far left wing of the AFL CIO. He had Douglas Dillon, a conservative businessman as his Secretary of Treasury. On foreign policy was there anyone more aggressive than he? He was also a Catholic, which is a target these days. I wonder how he would have felt about someone challenging the Catholic Church?
"The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation’s greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us."
"And so, my fellow americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
1. Stimulus money for a massive countrywide highway program.
2. Tax rates above 90%
3. Warns country of military/industrial complex.
In todays Republican party Ike would be as hated as FDR. LOL