Q:If it was possible to go back in time, which President would you want to hear speak in person. Also, which speech (if possible)?
Not surprisingly, we’ve got a few Presidential history buffs on our staff. This response comes from Erin from the Presidential Libraries team:
While not actually President at the time, I would love to have seen Teddy Roosevelt’s October 14, 1912 speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which he gave shortly after taking a bullet in the chest in an assassination attempt. I mean, the line “Don’t you pity me. I am all right. I am all right, and you cannot escape listening to my speech either…” now that’s memorable.
Also, “…fortunately I had my manuscript, so you see I was going to make a long speech, and there is a bullet - there is where the bullet when through - and it probably saved me from it going into my heart. The bullet is in me now, so that I cannot make a very long, speech, but I will try my best.”
How can this guy never win the Nationals’ Presidents Race!?