Theodore Roosevelt: Radical and King


 “Or Bust”
  Cartoonist:  Unknown
  Source:  Puck
  Date:  September 25, 1912

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This Puck cartoon ridicules the ego of Theodore Roosevelt, the 1912 Progressive Party presidential nominee and former Republican president (1901-1909). Standing on the log of “Progressivism” in the swamp of “Practical Politics,” Roosevelt is a bullfrog puffing himself up. He is unable to equal the stature of Abraham Lincoln, the country’s first Republican president (1861-1865), who appears with the body of a bull and glances at his 20th-century successor.













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