Bull Moose Party

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a former political party in the United States

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Having been denied the Republican nomination, he opted to run as a third-party candidate for the Progressive Party, nicknamed the Bull Moose Party. While he didn't win, Roosevelt effectively split the Republican vote, garnering 27 percent of the vote and pushing Taft into third place, allowing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to take the presidency.
His ardent followers called it the Bull Moose Party because, Teddy announced, "I'm feeling like a bull moose."
Bass was part of the tradition of moderate Republicans that saw its origin in the Bull Moose Party of Theodore Roosevelt in the 1912 election, when Republicans split into the pro-Taft and pro-Roosevelt factions and then the third-party effort of Roosevelt, which assured the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson.
But Palin could revive the Bull Moose party, campaigning in full hunting regalia, best qualified at bagging terrorist moose.
In the 1912 presidential election Republican former president Teddy Roosevelt ran as the "Bull Moose Party" nominee, winning 27 percent of the popular vote, the most successful third-party candidate in American history.