The average American wouldn't know Calvin Coolidge from FDR. But, the average American's vague sense of things is based on the fallacious history that the "Republicans" started the great depression and the Democrats solved that problem. Of course, the Republicans of that day, who installed Smoot-Hawley, bear much of the blame, but it was the activist Hoover, a real RINO, whose spending on top of the non-performing European debt created by that "progressive" Wilson who touched it off. FDR, of course, only made matters much worse, despite the brainwashed history fed to our kids. That original Tea Partier, Coolidge was on the right track, but by stepping down, he cleared the field for the RINO's and Progressives.