Taft, Running for President Against Theodore Roosevelt, Calls Him a "General Menace" To the Country

October 31, 1912

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Taft, Running for President Against Theodore Roosevelt, Calls Him a "General Menace" To the Country
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1 page | SMC 1290

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      Theodore Roosevelt, shot at less than three weeks before as he campaigned for a third term as a third party candidate, was barely out of the hospital when his hand-picked successor, Taft, wrote this withering assessment of his one-time mentor. Roosevelt, he says here, is “a genuine menace to the welfare of our country.” Even if he is defeated for re-election, Taft declares, he can stand it, having thwarted that third termer’s bid to regain the White House.


      Typed Letter Signed, as President, 1 page, quarto, The White House, Washington, October 31, 1912. To Frank D. Jamison in Cincinnati.
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