Our first progressive President Woodrow Wilson was not opposed to war and neither was the first nominee of the Progressive Party Theodor Roosevelt. Wilson twice invaded Mexico, sent troops into Haiti, Santo Domingo, Panama, and Nicaragua. He also sent men and arms into Russia to help the White Russians against the Bolsheviks. Then there was WWI which like Obama, Wilson dithered over before committing troops. When he finally asked congress for a declaration of war he declared that we were not seeking victory and that we were not fighting the German People but only the Kaiser.
***Our first progressive President Woodrow Wilson was not opposed to war***
Yet he was re elected on the platform of “HE KEPT US OUT OF WAR” and the most popular song at that time was “I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier”.
Two years later our men were in the trenches of Europe.