Talk:Progressive Party (United States, 1912)

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Bull Moose Party[edit]

Shouldn't the title be the Bull Moose Party with the official name mentioned in the first paragraph rather than the other way around? Every history book I've ever encountered - and large parts of this article - refer to it almost exclusively as the Bull Moose Party. From the first paragraph, you don't even get a sense that the "nickname" was important. I would obviously be in favor of this change, but wanted to know what everyone else thinks before changing a title.

proof that Roosevelt elected Wilson[edit]

Where is the proof that Roosevelt elected Woodrow Wilson, by "allowing him" to win with a plurality of the vote? What definitive sources with EVIDENCE believe this? Also, the article cites some who said Wilson would have won 1912 anyway. I want a citation.Tallicfan20 (talk) 02:20, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

If the claim in the article that Roosevelt won 4.1 million votes is correct, then that could easily be taken as evidence in support of the Wilson-wins-because-of-Roosevelt thesis. The only I would check is whether or not anyone has done a breakdonw of the Roosevelt vote to judge how much of it came from likely Republican voters and whether some Democrats may have cast a vote for him as well. If we assume that all of the votes cast for Roosevelt came from the traditionally Republican electorate, then that sets down an argument that Wilson only won because of the division in the Republican vote created by Roosevelt. If half of the Roosevelt votes came from the Democratic electorate, then one can assume that Wilson would have won anyway. Does anyone know of any studies done on the electorate which voted for the Progressive Party which would tell us something about which of these possibilities is correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:41, 21 January 2009 (UTC)

Roosevelt's statement was "I feel fit as a bull moose"

Should be called 'Progressive Party (United States, 1912-1916)[edit]

The article's title should reflect the fact that it existed for 4 years. GoodDay (talk) 17:58, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

i messed this up, sorry.[edit]

then the undo could not be undo. i just wanted to make an indented quotation. sorry to the editors! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:06, 13 May 2010 (UTC)