FDR was a competent politician, but only marginal as a military leader. Still, he at least wasn’t trying to lose completely — just trying to make sure Stalin got the lion’s share.
I respectfully disagree. FDR was the first of the new breed of politicians and policies. Sleazy for sure, but competent? No.
FDR’s new deal, was no more than a rehash of the Hoover programs that FDR ran against.
He allowed himself to lose against Stalin, his list of failures rivals Killary.