Governor Roosevelt addresses political reformation among men in his article "Latitude and Longitude Among Reformers" in The Century Magazine. Roosevelt discusses what he considers to be strong and important characteristics that all reformers should have.
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California and Louisiana were election bright spots for the
Progressive Party. The reelection of Governor Johnson was also a
great success. Theodore Roosevelt attributes the general failure of
the party to the public getting tired of reformers and himself. The
wealthy, the educated, and the workingmen all returned to their
previous parties and political machines. Roosevelt is reluctant to
take further part in politics as he believes his participation will
be a detriment to the causes he cares about.
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Theodore Roosevelt was disappointed that Charles Scribner's Sons
changed the name of his book on the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific
Expedition from A Hunter-Naturalist in the Brazilian
Wilderness to Through the Brazilian Wilderness.
However, he was distracted by Progressive Party matters. Roosevelt
is no longer expected to lead the Progressive Party and it is
unlikely to make "another fight as a national party." He has spent
his life attempting to balance the ideal and the practical; with
considerable success. In politics, Roosevelt was able to use the
reformers without letting them grow "wild-eyed" and also maintain a
relationship with machine politicians. However, after returning
from the African safari the situation had changed. Reformers were
nearing "lunacy" and machine politics had joined with William H.
Taft. It proved impossible to rejoin these factions and Roosevelt
had to side with the reformers. He thinks it might have been a
mistake to reenter politics after the presidency and feels out of
touch with the American people. The Barnes libel suit will take
place in April and Roosevelt feels he will prove his case.
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