Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was a leading American Socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. He was an isolationist and like many others in America first opposed World War 2 which is ridiculous and is why many leftists dislike him. However after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor he supported the war and earned back support from leftists. Thomas was a liberal Christian and a few liberal Christians are pacifists. Liberal Christianity is quite different from the American Religious Right which tries to pretend that Jesus liked guns and war.