Teddy Roosevelt http://tspr.org en The Changing Republican Party http://tspr.org/post/changing-republican-party <p>My first political role model was Dwight D. Eisenhower &ndash; &ldquo;Ike.&rdquo; He was a peace-loving war hero, a Main Street Republican who sent troops to desegregate schools, a free-market guy who appreciated unions and launched the huge government program building the Interstates, a standup guy who stood up to GOP demagogue Joe McCarthy.<br /> Wed, 30 May 2012 16:14:06 +0000 Bill Knight 15910 at http://tspr.org The Changing Republican Party