That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, President|
|VP candidate:||HENRY A. WALLACE, Secretary of Agriculture|
|Popular votes:||27,343,218 (54.7%)|
|Presidential candidate:||Wendell Willkie, New York Utility Executive|
|VP candidate:||Charles L. McNary, Oregon Senator|
|Popular votes:||22,334,940 (44.8%)|
- When the Democrats nominated Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term, Republicans accused him of being a dictator.
- Willkie gave hundreds of speeches across the country charging FDR with warmongering for advocating military preparedness and supporting Great Britain in World War II.
- It was difficult for the Republican newcomer to compete against Roosevelt's experience at a time when the future appeared uncertain.