*eleanor

anonymous asked:

okay so it would be a crime for everyone to ask you about the guys and not ask you about the ladies. what do you think about eleanor? fandom is so widely divided over her.

[pulling on my ‘I LOVE MY BISEXUAL, MORALLY GRAY, MISTAKE-MAKING WIFE ELEANOR GUTHRIE’ sweater]

hello. I am here. welcome to my blog, located on the side of fandom that thinks eleanor guthrie is a wonderful frickin’ character!!! >:)

(additionally: welcome to my blog, where I write things that are way WAY too long and need to be put under a read more!!!! YIPPEEEEEEE)

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“It was a milestone for tv…”

In 1960 Eleanor Roosevelt strongly supported Adlai Stevenson and encouraged him to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for President. That year, however, the Party pinned their hopes on a promising fresh face, and the nomination went to John F. Kennedy. Eleanor had some reservations about JFK, but she supported his bid for president after he made a visit to her home, Val-Kill, in Hyde Park, NY in August of that year.

On September 26, 1960, JFK and Richard Nixon held the first televised presidential debate. After the debate, Eleanor wrote this letter to JFK with her opinions on both his and Nixon’s performance.

JFK responded by kindly thanking Eleanor for her advice and comments.