Echoing the New Deal of FDR and the Fair Deal of Harry S. Truman, Adlai Stevenson—running for president against Eisenhower (and losing to him twice in the 1950s)—saw Ike’s first term as a “big deal” and the White House as staffed mostly by “used car dealers.” After Nixon had been in office a while, his policies came to be dubbed the “raw deal.” And that’s what most Americans have had ever since from the wheelers and dealers who have increasingly dominated our social process.