Obama/FDR: The Video Mashup

03/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In recent weeks, countless commentators have compared Barack Obama to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Not only did they both assume the presidency at similarly bleak moments in our nation's history, but they also both saw the opportunity to adopt a new approach to solving the problems at hand.

Check out this video we've put together that brings home their shared priorities and values. As Obama takes on our country's formidable challenges, we hope he continues to learn from FDR's legacy and adapts his approach in bold new ways.

Andrew Rich is President and CEO of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.