LONG LAKE – Imagine being so hated by the political bosses in your own
state that they actually work to promote you to a “useless” position. Now
imagine that position is vice president of the United States.

In 1898, Theodore Roosevelt won the governorship of New York, and was
thereafter so despised by the party bosses here that they worked hard to
put him on the 1900 presidential ticket with William McKinley.