In an age when political rhetoric has been pushed to the ideological extremes, moderate voices can often be hard to find. I know: I’ve looked. But those voices and the figures behind them are there, though we may have to either look to the past or slosh through a lot of rhetoric to find them.
Below is a partial and growing list of people upon whom we would bestow The Order of the Bull Moose for espousing ideas and approaches that guide independent, moderate, and progressive conservatism, in alphabetical order.
Russell Wheeler Davenport
Thomas Edmund Dewey
George W. Romney