For his part, FDR went into the Democratic Party convention refusing to declare his candidacy.
Hoover, FDR, Kennedy, Nixon, and LBJ each won presidential primaries as write-in candidates.
Or as FDR put it back in 1930: We need to make America “fairly radical for a generation.”
the family in America originally bore the name Van Roosevelt, "of the field of roses," descriptive of their estates in Holland. Claes Martenszen Van Rosenvelt, born August 1649, emigrated to New Amsterdam. His son (1653) and all his descendants dropped the "Van." Related: Rooseveltian.