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Source: Collier’s Weekly
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 27
Issue number: 26
Pagination: 3

[untitled]. Collier’s Weekly 28 Sept. 1901 v27n26: p. 3.
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Theodore Roosevelt (political character); Theodore Roosevelt (personal character).
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Theodore Roosevelt.



WHAT SORT OF PRESIDENT WILL HE MAKE? Every one is asking that question, many trustingly, many hopefully, a few doubtfully. It is an obvious truth that the responsibility of the Presidency induces sobriety of thought and conservatism of action. In the executive offices he has held in the past, Mr. Roosevelt has shown no lack of moderation. He is by nature a soldier, with unconcealed admiration for the pomp and circumstance of war, but perhaps we all have that feeling in our hearts. But, politically, there is not a trace of radicalism in his nature. He might be called a conservative with a radical way of putting it. He has been an incessant student of our national history, and especially of the history of the West. He is not in any sense a political experimentalist. Many think he has given too little attention to the crowding social questions of the hour. He believes in the law—or rather the laws—above everything, and he is impatient of philosophers who suggest that ours are not the best possible laws of the best possible country of the pleasantest world.



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