Ignore his status as Nobel Peace Prize winner; it's the man who said "Speak softly but carry a big stick" and led the Rough Riders that we're interested in. The man who, after being President of the United States, decided that it was time to go on safari in Africa and capture 11,397 animals, just because, and who delivered a ninety minute speech minutes after being shot in the chest because he'd decided that, if he wasn't coughing blood, then he probably wasn't in too much danger (He was right). That kind of do-or-die spirit - not to mention willingness to get the job done no matter what common sense or medical science would suggest - is just the kind of thing we'd look for in a man fighting an unknown enemy. Although maybe with a little bit more forethought to not get shot in the chest. Who knows what lasers could do, after all?
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