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He banked his presidential salary and gave it entirely to charity. From the day Hoover organized the Belgian Relief in 1914, until his death fifty years later, he never accepted for his private use any payment for public service. He had reached the highest office in which Herbert Hoover felt he could make the greatest contribution to his own country.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Perot said he would do the same and everybody laughed at him.
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Originally posted by Misoir
He obviously lost by a landslide for 3 reasons.
1. He did not know how to play politics nor did he want to but Roosevelt was a champion at playing politics and hitting someone where it hurts.
2. Hoover did not know how to relate with the common man so he could not successfully translate their aspirations in a moving way.
3. His entire philosophy relied on voluntary actions. Roosevelt wanted to use the overwhelming force of government to make businesses do what he said. That was the anti-thesis of Hoover who sat business leaders down and pleaded with them to help alleviate the problems of the depression.