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    Theodore Roosevelt: Rare and Important 1908 Anti-Third Term Word Button. This most unusual red and cream 1¾" button asks, "Where does he stand now?" It carries a 1904 TR quote in which he states that he would under no circumstances accept nomination for another term of office. A second 1907 quote confirms that he has not changed and shall not change that decision. However, the allure of Washington was great even in those days, and, like those congressmen who signed term-limit pledges in the 1990s, Roosevelt found it hard to walk away. He seemed to be considering running for a third term in 1908, and many encouraged him to do so. This distinctive button sought to put the brakes on that third term movement. The only example we have ever seen, and in beautiful condition.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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