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As Governor of New York Roosevelt would once again stand on his own and distance himself from the political bosses and machines that got him elected The head of the Republican machine Thomas Platt had misgivings about making Roosevelt governor of New York because of Roosevelts total independence and his reform nature But in the gubernatorial race of 1898 with the bad press the Republican Party was receiving there seemed to be no one else who had a chance Roosevelt was riding the crest of the wave of being a true war hero and with Platts help together they might keep the Democrats from winning the office Platt in return for his help expected Roosevelt to let him make the appointments and carry the party line Roosevelt had no intentions of being Platts puppet and as soon as he got in office the two would begin to battle Roosevelt had to be careful because to totally alienate Platt would cripple his chances to go any further politically or even threaten his chances to be reelected governor Roosevelt made his point by declining to appoint Platts first suggested appointee After making his point however Roosevelt tried to work with the Republican boss to the extent of not abandoning his own principals Platt for his part could not toss the war hero out on his ear in 1900 but at the same time he wanted to find a way to gracefully get Roosevelt out of his hair Platts opportunity to get rid of Roosevelt came with the approach of the presidential election of 1900 McKinley was discretely looking for a new running mate to replace Hobart in the upcoming election It was fairly obvious that the Democrats would choose William Jennings Bryan as their candidate of choice again and McKinley would need a fiery speaking running mate to offset Bryans oratory abilities McKinley would simply sit back and look Presidential while his running mate would attack Bryan
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