Publication information

Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “The Fears for Roosevelt”
Author(s): Reedy, William Marion
Date of publication: 26 September 1901
Volume number: 11
Issue number: 33
Pagination: 4

Reedy, William Marion. “The Fears for Roosevelt.” Mirror 26 Sept. 1901 v11n33: p. 4.
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Theodore Roosevelt (presidential character).
Named persons
Theodore Roosevelt.
Authorship of the editorial (below) is credited to Uncle Fuller, a pseudonym of William Marion Reedy.

The editorial (below) appears in a section of the magazine titled “Reflections” (pp. 3-4).

The Fears for Roosevelt

     PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT in the White House, is the same as Theodore Roosevelt in college or in camp. He is himself. How much astray the world has gone that such a course should be hailed as remarkable! The President is a man full, rounded and complete and without disguise. He is a democrat. His ruggedness is that of the republicanism of the ancient republics. The man in the street feels fellowship with Roosevelt, in no less degree than the student feels it. Only those distrust Roosevelt who are not what they would seem. The time-servers fear his independence. The liars fear his frankness. T[h]e cowards fear his courage. The children of Government favoritism dread his individualism. The red-tape brigade tremble at his directness. For everything for which such people distrust Theodore Roosevelt the people at large love him.