Originally Posted by Diver Dan
Comparing Teddy to todays progressives is like comparing capitalist apples to communist oranges.
Diver Dan: Interesting statement, but I doubt it, as American history indicates that T.R. was called a Socialist in 1906 for the first time (reference Doug Brinkley's great book on T.R. titled "Wilderness Warrior: T.R. and the Crusade for America" and look at page 469). Also, our country most likely wouldn't have R.M.N.P. without T.R., but some call it "socialism" at that time, but he was accused of it in 1916 as well (especially since part of it was used as a private golf course prior to 1916).