For anyone who knows anything about me, the identity of my favorite US president should come as no surprise. Theodore Roosevelt lived more in 60 years than other men live in 100. Running for reelection, he was shot in the chest before he was supposed to deliver a campaign speech. Instead of going to the hospital, he started his hour and a half speech with, "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose". Who does that?