If you’ve ever felt that you were too “conservative” for the Democratic Party, or too “liberal” for the Republicans, too socially and environmentally conscious for the Libertarians, too economically conscious for the Greens, too grounded in common sense for some of the smaller parties and not xenophobic and isolationist enough for the others, then the Bull Moose Party might be for you.
As you can read in some of the articles we’re posting, the Bull Moose Party was the nickname of the third party under which Theodore Roosevelt (arguably the most successful president of the 20th century) ran in his unsuccessful bid for a third term, after having become dissatisfied by his successor, William Howard Taft. The official name of the party was the Progressive Party, though a more accurate name might have been the Populist Party, as that was the fundamental principle to which they adhered.
We believe that there is no truly populist party on the field at present; the Big Two have been dominated by extreme ideologies and small-but-vocal segments of their membership for too long, and the other third parties appeal to narrow portions of the population, usually based on a single principle such as environmentalism or opposition to war, with little concern for other issues.
You’ll notice that we do not yet have a “party platform” or position paper. This is largely because we have not yet heard from you, the People. We will soon add a forum here, so that you can tell us your personal opinion about what position the “Party of the Radical Center” ought to adopt on various issues that concern you.
Welcome to the Bull Moose Party!