In Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal, the historian William E. Leuchtenburg notes that Roosevelt mentioned the Democratic Party by name only three times in his entire 1936 reelection campaign. Throughout his presidency, Roosevelt had large Democratic majorities in Congress but operated in a nonpartisan fashion, as though he didn’t. Bush, with razor-thin majorities—and for a time, a divided Congress—operated as though his margins were insurmountable, and sowed interparty divisions as an electoral strategy.Roosevelt's position brought to mind this post Jerome Armstrong did listing the Dem 2008 candidates' use of the terms' Democrat,' 'Democratic' and 'Progressive' in their campaign emails.
Aug 11, 2007
From Joshua Green's article on Rove in The Atlantic.