The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

E turned onto Madison Avenue at nine fifteen the excitement burning all night flamed into hysteria A New York Sun reporter marveled at the chaos as swarms of people rushed Roosevelt s car yelling their immortal souls out They went through a battery of photographers tried to sweep the cops off their feet tangled jammed and shoved into the throngRoosevelt a little stiff in his black suit stepped out of the car raised his hat to the crowd and walked through a narrow bucking pathway that the policemen had opened through the suffocating press of bodies As Roosevelt passed by his admirers had their brief and delirious howls their cries of greeting one reporter wrote When he opened a door that led directly onto the speaker s platform the arena seemed to expand with his very presence and the people outside had to step back and watch the walls of the big building ripple under the vocal pressure from within like the accordion pleated skirt of a dancerInside the auditorium Edith Roosevelt every inch the aristocrat with her softly cleft chin and long elegant neck was seated in a box above the fray when a mighty roar rose up from the audience heralding her husband s entrance Four colossal American flags greeted Roosevelt waving grandly from the girdered ceiling and an entire massive bull moose stood mounted on a pedestal and bathed in a white spotlight its head raised high its ears erect as if about to chargeRoosevelt still famously energetic at fifty four greeted his admirers with characteristic vigor pumping his left arm in the air like a windmill His right arm however hung motionless at his side The last time Roosevelt had given a speech just two weeks earlier in Milwaukee Wisconsin he had been shot in the chest by a thirty six year old New York bartender named John Schrank a Bavarian immigrant who feared that Roosevelt s run for a third term was an effort to establish a monarchy in the United States Incredibly Roosevelt s heavy army overcoat and the folded fifty page manuscript and steel spectacle case he carried in his right breast pocket had saved his life but the bullet had plunged some five inches deep lodging near his rib cage That night whether out of an earnest desire to deliver his message or merely an egotist s love of drama Roosevelt had insisted on delivering his speech to a terrified and transfixed audience His coat unbuttoned to reveal a bloodstained shirt and his speech held high so that all could see the two sinister looking holes made by the assailant s bullet Roosevelt had shouted It takesthan that to kill a bull moose Now in Madison Suare Garden as the boisterous cheering went on for forty one minutes Roosevelt still had one of Schrank s bullets in his chest At pm pounding on the flag draped desk in front of him and nervously snapping his jaws he finally convinced the crowd that he was in earnest and the hall slowly uieted Unaided by a loudspeaker an invention that would revolutionize public speaking the following year he began his speech FriendsAt the sound of his voice the crowd erupted into a thunderous cheer that continued for twominutes When it tapered off he began again My friends he said perhaps once in a generationSuddenly from seats close to the platform a clamor arose as policemen tried to push back several people who had forced their way into the hall Bending forward Roosevelt bellowed Keep those people uiet please Officers be uiet Then in a voice that filled the auditorium Theodore Roosevelt launched into the last great campaign speech of his political career Friends perhaps once in a generation perhaps not so often there comes a chance for the people of a country to play their part wisely and fearlessly in some great battle of the age long warfare for human rights He still had the old percussive rhythm exploding his ps and bs with vigor but his tone had lost the violence and his words the bitterness of the past He did not attack his opponents the coolly academic Wilson or the genial Taft Instead he talked in broad terms about character moral strength compassion and responsibility We do not set greed against greed or hatred against hatred he thundered Our creed is one that bids us to be just to all to feel sympathy for all and to strive for an understanding of the needs of all Our purpose is to smite down wrongTo the people in the hall and to millions of Americans Roosevelt was a hero a leader an icon But even as he stood on the stage at Madison Suare Garden he knew that in six days he would lose not only the election but also this bright unblinking spotlight He would be reviled by many and then ignored by all and that would be the worst death he could imagineI know the American people he had said prophetically in upon returning to a hero s welcome after an epic journey to Africa They have a way of erecting a triumphal arch and after the Conuering Hero has passed beneath it he may expect to receive a shower of bricks on his back at any momentOn election day November Roosevelt s grim expectations about his candidacy were realized in full Woodrow Wilson took the White House in a landslide victory winning millionvotes than Roosevelt out of the fifteen million cast Roosevelt did not lose alone however He brought Taft the incumbent Republican president down wit.

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speaker s platform the arena seemed to expand with his very presence and the people outside had to step back and watch the walls of the big building ripple under the vocal pressure from within like the accordion pleated skirt of a dancerInside the auditorium Edith Roosevelt every inch the aristocrat with her softly cleft chin and long elegant neck was seated in a box above the fray when a mighty roar rose up from the audience heralding her husband s entrance Four colossal American flags greeted Roosevelt waving grandly from the girdered ceiling and an entire massive bull moose stood mounted on a pedestal and bathed in a white spotlight its head raised high its ears erect as if about to chargeRoosevelt still famously energetic at fifty four greeted his admirers with characteristic vigor pumping his left arm in the air like a windmill His right arm however hung motionless at his side The last time Roosevelt had given a speech just two weeks earlier in Milwaukee Wisconsin he had been shot in the chest by a thirty six year old New York bartender named John Schrank a Bavarian immigrant who feared that Roosevelt s run for a third term was an effort to establish a monarchy in the United States Incredibly Roosevelt s heavy army overcoat and the folded fifty page manuscript and steel spectacle case he carried in his right breast pocket had saved his life but the bullet had plunged some five inches deep lodging near his rib cage That night whether out of an earnest desire to deliver his message or merely an egotist s love of drama Roosevelt had insisted on delivering his speech to a terrified and transfixed audience His coat unbuttoned to reveal a bloodstained shirt and his speech held high so that all could see the two sinister looking holes made by the assailant s bullet Roosevelt had shouted It takesthan that to kill a bull moose Now in Madison Suare Garden as the boisterous cheering went on for forty one minutes Roosevelt still had one of Schrank s bullets in his chest At pm pounding on the flag draped desk in front of him and nervously snapping his jaws he finally convinced the crowd that he was in earnest and the hall slowly uieted Unaided by a loudspeaker an invention that would revolutionize public speaking the following year he began his speech FriendsAt the sound of his voice the crowd erupted into a thunderous cheer that continued for twominutes When it tapered off he began again My friends he said perhaps once in a generationSuddenly from seats close to the platform a clamor arose as policemen tried to push back several people who had forced their way into the hall Bending forward Roosevelt bellowed Keep those people uiet please Officers be uiet Then in a voice that filled the auditorium Theodore Roosevelt launched into the last great campaign speech of his political career Friends perhaps once in a generation perhaps not so often there comes a chance for the people of a country to play their part wisely and fearlessly in some great battle of the age long warfare for human rights He still had the old percussive rhythm exploding his ps and bs with vigor but his tone had lost the violence and his words the bitterness of the past He did not attack his opponents the coolly academic Wilson or the genial Taft Instead he talked in broad terms about character moral strength compassion and responsibility We do not set greed against greed or hatred against hatred he thundered Our creed is one that bids us to be just to all to feel sympathy for all and to strive for an understanding of the needs of all Our purpose is to smite down wrongTo the people in the hall and to millions of Americans Roosevelt was a hero a leader an icon But even as he stood on the stage at Madison Suare Garden he knew that in six days he would lose not only the election but also this bright unblinking spotlight He would be reviled by many and then ignored by all and that would be the worst death he could imagineI know the American people he had said prophetically in upon returning to a hero s welcome after an epic journey to Africa They have a way of erecting a triumphal arch and after the Conuering Hero has passed beneath it he may expect to receive a shower of bricks on his back at any momentOn election day November Roosevelt s grim expectations about his candidacy were realized in full Woodrow Wilson took the White House in a landslide victory winning millionvotes than Roosevelt out of the fifteen million cast Roosevelt did not lose alone however He brought Taft the incumbent Republican president down wit.

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still in its infancy fighting for a foothold in its first national election but it had something that the Democrats had never had and the Republicans had lately lost the star attraction that drew tens of thousands of people River of Doubt: MOBI to the Garden that night Theodore RooseveltRoosevelt one of the most popular presidents in his nation s history had vowed never to run again after winning his second term in the White House in But now just eight years later he was not only running for a third term he was River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's MOBI : to the horror and outrage of his old Republican backers running as a third party candidate against Democrats and Republicans alikeRoosevelt s decision to abandon the Republican Party and run as a Progressive had been bitterly criticized not just because he was muddying the political waters but because he still had a large and almost fanatically loyal following Roosevelt was five feet eight inches tall about average height for an American man in the early twentieth century weighedthan two hundred pounds and had a voice that sounded as if he had just taken a sip of helium but his outsized personality made him unforgettable and utterly irresistible He delighted in leaning over the podium as though he were about to snatch his audience up by its collective collar he talked fast pounded his fists waved his arms and sent a current of electricity through the crowd Such unbounded energy and vitality impressed one like the perennial forces of nature the naturalist John Burroughs once wrote of Roosevelt When he came into the room it was as if a strong wind had blown the door openNot surprisingly Roosevelt was proving to be dangerous competition for the Democratic candidate Woodrow Wilson to say nothing of President William Howard Taft the lackluster Republican incumbent whom Roosevelt had hand picked to be his successor in the White House four years earlier It was a bitterly contested race and Roosevelt hoped that this rally strategically scheduled just a week before election day could help swing the vote in his favorBefore the doors even openedthan a hundred thousand people were swarming the sidewalks and choking the surrounding cobblestone streets Men and boys nimbly wove their way through the crowd boldly hawking tickets in plain sight of a hundred uniformed policemen The scalpers had their work cut out for them selling tickets in the churning throng Days earlier the Progressive Party nicknamed the Bull Moose Party in honor of its tenacious leader had posted a notickets sign but brokers and street corner salesmen had continued to do a brisk business Dollar seats went for as much as seven dollars roughly in today s money and the priciest tickets in the house could set the buyer back as much as a hundred dollars On the chaotic black market however even experienced con men could not be sure what they had actually bought When Vincent Astor son of financier John Jacob Astor arrived at his box he found it already occupied by George Graham Rice lately of Blackswell s Island then one of New York s grimmest penitentiaries When the police escorted him out Rice complained bitterly that he had paid ten dollars for the two choice seats More than two thousand people tried to make it into the arena by bypassing the line and driving to the gate in a hired carriage or one of Henry Ford s open air Model T s But this tactic did not work for everyone Even Roosevelt s own sister Corinne was turned away at the gateFor some unexplained reason the pass which had been given to me that night for my motor was not accepted by the policeman in charge and I my husband my son Monroe and our friend Mrs Parsons were obliged to take our places in the cheering laughing singing crowd she later wrote How it swayed and swung how it throbbed with life and elation how imbued it was with an earnest party ambition and yet with a deep and genuine religious fervor Had I lived my whole life only for those fifteen minutes during which I marched toward the Garden already full to overflowing with my brother s adoring followers I should have been content to do so Caught up in the moment fifty one year old Corinne finally made it into the arena by climbing a fire escapeTheodore Roosevelt the object of all the furor had nearly as much trouble trying to reach Madison Suare Garden as his sister The police had blocked off Twenty seventh Street from Madison to Fourth Avenue for his car but when his black limousin.

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