Teddy Roosevelt was the best president of 1912 I do believe that Roosevelt was the best president of 1912. Roosevelt is more better than Taft. Teddy was a progressive which means that he wanted to make a change and Taft was a conservative and didn't make any changes. Most of the people liked Roosevelt because of the things that he did. No one really like Taft because he wasn't a progressive. Even though Taft was a good trust buster he didnt have what Teddy Roosevelt had about leading the country. After Taft got elected, they wanted Teddy back.