The spontaneous yet successful effort made by President Roosevelt in 1905 to bring together the Russian and Japanese governments, and to secure their appointing delegates to discuss terms of peace, although not strictly mediation, was closely akin to it.
I been casting my ballot that way since Roosevelt and I'll keep doing so—even if you do cancel out my vote every dang election.
Fred, I know you're an old geezer, but Roosevelt died during World War Two.
I voted for Franklin Delano Roosevelt five or six times.
Franklin Roosevelt wasn't like that, at least when he was running for president.