Taft campaigning in Boston, 1908 President William Howard Taft is stuck, and he can’t get out. And he’s been in that state for a full century now. He’s stuck in presidential chronology between Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, two legendary egomaniacs whose primped personae forever shadow him – quite a task considering Taft tipped the scales over 300 pounds. He’s stuck between being conservative and progressive, fair and judicious, always seeking arbitration and striving for rational balance. He’s stuck with April Fifteenth too. Lincoln established Thanksgiving, Wilson gave Mothers their day, and dear old Washington had but to be born to give us – well, Washington’s
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