The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Chapter 28, The Man of Destiny Summary & Analysis

Edmund Morris
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Chapter 28, The Man of Destiny Summary and Analysis

Immediately, Roosevelt claims to have no desire for the vice presidency. He moves, instead, to introduce ecology to New York politics. A strong opposition and his declining popularity in New York makes the vice presidency look more inviting. He begins to use the proverb "walk softly and carry a big stick." Lodge urges him to seek the office of vice president. When Roosevelt visits Washington in May, the nomination seems inevitable.

Hanna, from within the Republican Party, opposes the nomination. He fears Roosevelt as an eventual president. At the party convention, Roosevelt writes a weak withdrawal statement, citing that he feels more effective as governor. Edith still opposes the move.

Roosevelt resigns himself to the nomination. He campaigns for McKinley as before, again against Bryan. McKinley wins by a landslide. Over the holiday...

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