“Theodore Roosevelt was the perfect subject for the cartoonists’ art. One is tempted to say that if TR, in all his distinctive glory, had not come along, American culture would have had to invent him. Presidents were boring before Theodore Roosevelt, and boring after him; life, as many said after he died, seemed emptier without him.”
–Rick Marschall. Bully! The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2011. Quote on page 4.