“It was not an election which the country has just undergone but a political Johnstown flood.”

April 21st, 2011

That is how the New York Times described President Roosevelt’s 1937 landslide victory. I find it quite fitting that this resounding win, a crucial historical milestone in the Supreme Court’s ultimate confrontation with FDR, is compared to the Johnstown flood.

H/T Barry Friedman’s The Will of the People