Perhaps, this is one of the moments that FDR looked back on and decided to handle future situations in a better way. One way is to check the furnishings in buildings where he is to speak. At one speaking engagement, he had someone to go on stage to shake and move the podium about. This was done so that he and the podium would not fall to the floor. There is so much he went through that is never thought about. One time he used the arm of his son to help him navigate his way across the stage. He did not want to roll on stage in a wheel chair.
Many of these times he would sweat or perspire heavily. He used a great deal of strength to walk about on his crutches. He also needed a strong mind to continue working in Politics. Geoffrey C. Ward makes the political side of his life very interesting. He writes about Al Smith. He writes about Eleanor Roosevelt and her willingness to work hard within our political system. It's such a small book but a very powerful book.http://knopfdoubleday.com/author/32427/geoffrey-c-ward/