Teddy said he'd never ask anyone to take a risk he wouldn't take himself. As a middle-aged man he volunteered for the Spanish-American War and served under dangerous conditions. He told his 3 sons that he'd disown them if they didn't serve in World War I, and one of them died. He begged his political enemy Woodrow Wilson for a military commission in the war as well, but was denied.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Mitt Romney is no Teddy Roosevelt
Romney is catching heat for saying his sons' volunteer work on his campaign is more or less the equivalent of military service in Iraq. I think Republicans will just have to continue to avoid any comparison to another proponent of military adventures, Teddy Roosevelt: