A Conversation for William Howard Taft - Ohioan and 27th President of the United States
Rumbleghost Started conversation Aug 3, 2005
Interesting and informative. So, exactly the kind of entry that belongs in the Guide.
Not being an American, all I knew about Taft was "Fat" and "Early 1900's". I hold a higher respect for the man now. It sounds like a strong sense of morality may have been his presidential downfall. Pity... If he had wanted the job and wanted to wield the power, he might have accomplished a lot of good; more than he did. Then again, morality and desire for power are a hard couple of jigsaw pieces to jam together...
J Posted Aug 3, 2005
I tend to think that he would have been a better Uncle than President. He would fall asleep in the middle of things - and that's fine if it's after a Christmas meal by the fire, but don't fall asleep in Cabinet meetings or funerals!
He did some good. He broke up more monopolies than Roosevelt did, but didn't get any credit for it.
GuitarNinja Posted Aug 4, 2005
No worries.. most Americans don't know anything about history, either. I actually only heard Taft's name this year and since we've used the term "TAFT!" to confuse bumbling fools. Thanks for the entry, though, this gives me a lot of good perspective on the man.
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