The "Bull Moose" Campaign of 1912


Woodrow Wilson:  A Minority President



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Woodrow Wilson:  A Minority President

Taft and Roosevelt split the Republican votes, giving Woodrow Wilson the presidency.

Roosevelt's Progressive Party soon died out due to lack of officials elected to state and local offices.

 

Wilson:  The Idealist in Politics

Wilson relied on sincerity and moral appeal to attract the public.  He was extremely smart but lacked the common touch with the public.  (He didn't have people skills.)  Wilson's idealism and sense of moral righteousness made him incredibly stubborn in negotiating.

 




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