Would you classify Theodore Roosevelt as more of a classical liberal or a conservative
Neither, we don't call him the "great trust buster" because he was right wing.
He would be a liberal by today's standards
Hell, Reagan isn't even a Conservative by today's standards.
Easily, he couldn't win a Democratic nomination today, maybe the Green Party. Would I vote for him? Heck yeah!
I don't think you would find any conservatives today running on, or supporting, the Progressive Party ticket.
I would if it had the same policies as Teddy Roosevelt although I am more
of a moderate then conservative
He would certainly be a conservative by today's standards.
Name his policies.
His stance on immigration was definitely conservative
Regulating immigration to ensure no one with illness, anarchists, imbeciles, and criminals come in isn't conservative, that's very middle of the road. He advocated heavy use of Ellis Island to assist those coming in, and to put government regulations on who comes in and why.
Did you read his immigration speech? It was definitely not in any way a moderate stance
In my opinion he was overall a moderate with both left and right stances
I know the speech you are talking about, but that was a mix of sentiment and normative politics. It is still true that assimilation is the biggest goal when dealing with immigration. I'm not so focused on his immigration policy, because that didn't define him as a president. I'm thinking of his domestic policies that made him a successful president.
He was a progressive
He did switch back to the conservative Republican Party after he lost in the presidential race in 1912 though
Yes, but he was in the nationalistic progressive wing of the party.
This is a poll where I wish you could put more than two options