You don’t see Wendell Willkie
mentioned much these days
A Republican convention delegate, a lawyer from Syracuse, New York, compares Donald Trump with the relatively unknown nominee of 1940, Wendell Willkie, who went up against the popular and charismatic FDR.
“I have been actively involved in politics for half a century, and I have never encountered a phenomenon akin to Trump. The closest thing to Trump is Wendell Willkie. And it fascinates me, not only from a historical perspective, but it intrigues me how my party is transforming.”