In a 1989 interview, American television personality, radio personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer Steve Allen (1921-2000) discusses growing up during the Depression, parenting, the importance of being a father, and the mistakes he made in raising his own sons.
Allen considered himself a “middle-of-the road radical”, a phrase he coined.
He was a democrat.
He was a Hollywood lefty, but listening to him he sounds like he identified as democrat because it was socially acceptable to say so, because a lot of his rhetoric doesn’t sound particularly left-wing. When did the importance of a father in a child’s life become part of the democrat platform?