Presidential hopeful John McCain seems to want to revive
the Progressive Republican Party. With the elections around the
corner, McCain’s campaign is off the ground. And the comparisons
to former progressive president Theodore Roosevelt are endless.
The divide between him and the other major Republican candidate,
George W. Bush are increasingly obvious on most of the issues.
John McCain promises to expand and improve the United
States’ Armed Forces for better military preparedness. He
believes that it is our duty as a powerful free nation to ensure
and protect the rights of others around the world using any
measures we see fit., mediation in foreign affairs or even the use
of military power. Theodore Roosevelt advocated the same
military preparedness, he had faith in the virtues of war as he
had previously been so involved in the Spanish-American conflict.
He called the battle of San Juan Hill “the greatest day of my life.’
McCain has a similar history in the military, having served as a
captain in the United States’ Navy in the Vietnam War, he was a
Prisoner of War from 1967-1073. McCain has said that his tortured
time as a POW served to make him a stronger person.
Both McCain and Roosevelt have taken a moral approach in
reforming of the federal government. John McCain and Theodore
Roosevelt share a reformer’s point of view. McCain’s central
ambition as president would be to end the corrupt campaign
finance system of rewarding those with special interests
(companies or individuals who donate money to political campaigns)
with tax-breaks and special privileges while hurting the taxpayer.
McCain wants to do away with this use of loopholes in the law,
saying that “keeping money out of politics” is the best way to
develop a government that works more for the interests of the
people than for its own interests. Roosevelt did some of his own
reforms in his day, with...