leadership in tough times

[Referring to Roosevelt pulling the country "up by the bootstraps" out of the Great Depression] It takes one great man who’s humanistic and understands people and lifts everybody up and gives everybody jobs.

[Abraham Lincoln is] the greatest president that America ever had. And funny enough, just before he was assassinated, he said, what we have to do is feed the poverty in America, and then go to Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan and Africa and feed them and there won’t be any wars. And everybody did the opposite. They gave them guns.

 – Tony Bennett answering a question about his memories of the Great Depression

Quoted from The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos Video Podcast December 10 2008

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