Barack Obama Plays the Teddy Roosevelt Card a Little Late

Does the article Barack Obama Plays the Teddy Roosevelt Card a Little Late prove that I was wrong in my assessment of Ideal President Obama Replacement?

Here are a couple of paragraphs from the Teddy Roosevelt article.

When in doubt, wheel on Teddy Roosevelt. It’s article one in every Democratic president’s playbook. Roosevelt was president from 1901 to 1909. He was manly; he ranched in North Dakota and explored the Amazon. He was a rabid imperialist, charging up San Juan Hill and sending the Great White Fleet round the world. And he loved the wilderness — so long as it was suitably cleansed of Indians. “I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians,” he wrote in “The Winning of the West,” “but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.”
Obama and his campaign advisers are obviously betting that there won’t be any excessive snickering at the sight of a president who is blithely denying that, during the worst economic crisis in 70 years, his economic team — Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Chief Economic Adviser Lawrence Summers — wasn’t determined to “return to the same practices that got us into this mess” and impede any serious economic reform of the institutions and practices that prompted the great crash of 2008.

You probably know what that last paragraph is trying to say. I have counted the number of negatives in that paragraph and I think the number comes out right to express what they wanted to express.

After reading what I wrote, I counted them again – snickering at – denying – wasn’t determined. Yep, I think that is right. See what you get when you count them.


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