April 2005, Obama defended the New Deal social welfare policies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, associating Republican proposals to establish private accounts for Social Security with social Darwinism. FDR's New Deal, actually prolonged the Great Depression, and created a "depression within a depression." Social Darwinism On the issues He contradicts himself a lot on the issues. I don't know anyone on here that would vote for him, but I wanted to post this anyway. You can see the other candidates and their views on the issues on this site.