By Lawrence F. Abbott
I used to be residing in big apple on the time, operating as a clerk in a publishing workplace, and the image of this younger university man—a graduate of Harvard within the classification of 1880, scarcely a yr older than myself, battling for decency and honesty in politics at a time while American political morals have been at a gorgeous low ebb—appealed to my mind's eye, and that i his political profession with excessive curiosity. yet i used to be now not, i feel, altogether blinded via my admiration, for even though i used to be born and taken up a Republican of a a bit of strict sect, I voted for Cleveland within the presidential election of 1884 as a protest opposed to the forces in the back of Blaine, whereas Roosevelt, having adverse as strongly as he may the nomination of Blaine within the Republican nationwide conference, however voted for him as his party's commonplace candidate. And correctly, i feel. For Roosevelt had intentionally selected politics as his occupation, meant to make politics, if attainable statesmanship, his career; and in a two-party govt like ours the political administrator and statesman needs to paintings along with his social gathering other than in a obstacle of the maximum nationwide import. the standard citizen, nonetheless, may possibly, and sometimes may still, use his vote as an self sufficient tool to function a fee upon the unwise rules or unwholesome developments of the social gathering in power.
It is hard to appear again over a span of thirty-five years and keep in mind all of the info of one's emotions, even within the box of politics the place, normally, the sentiments, prejudices, and passions of antipathy or devotion are constructed and manifested of their most powerful shape. yet it seems that my distinction of opinion with Roosevelt within the Blaine crusade couldn't were very deep-seated, for, in 1886, whilst he ran as Republican candidate for Mayor of recent York urban, I supported and voted for him with passion. It used to be a " three-cornered campaign," Abram Hewett being the Democratic (and winning) candidate whereas Henry George, the prestigious apostle of the only tax doctrine, represented the Radicals. even if Roosevelt ran 3rd within the race his character as a candidate made a deep effect upon me, and that i do not forget that crusade because the start line of a political occupation during which i've got taken a relentless and, every time i may, an lively curiosity. no matter if it was once simply because this mayoralty contest was once an entire defeat or simply because Roosevelt's managers made it considered one of partisanship instead of of basic rules i don't be aware of, however the truth is that it made little impact on him and it appears didn't specially curiosity him as one of many milestones of his political development, for I by no means heard him discuss it—as he used to be completely satisfied to do approximately his different political experiences—and he doesn't even point out it in his autobiography!
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Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt (1919) by Lawrence F. Abbott