Teddy Roosevelt and John McCainPlay
But "T.R." may be an awkward hero in an era when mainstream Republicans now bow to the memory of "R.R." — Ronald Reagan.
A new history of Roosevelt's thinking lights up the progressive "warrior Republican" of 1900 and his would-be heir today.
This hour, On Point: high politics at the bully pulpit, with Teddy Roosevelt, and John McCain.Guests:
Joshua Hawley, clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and author of "Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness"
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly
This program aired on March 3, 2008.