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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 12:42 AM
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41. Love Tweety, but his doting on JFK goes way over the top.
Kennedy did not have great domestic accomplishments and likely would not have, had he lived and gotten a second term. A president's greatest legislative accomplishments generally come in the first two years, and Kennedy failed to get Medicare and civil rights through Congress. I doubt he ever would have; that took the master of Congress, Lyndon Johnson. However, Kennedy was elegant, devastatingly handsome, had rock star charisma, and a lot of folks go ga-ga over that. Also, I can appreciate that Catholics of Tweety's generation idolize JFK. It would not be such a big deal to elect a Catholic president nowadays, but back then Protestant anti-Catholic animus had a lot more fervor and social acceptability, so his election was a thrilling achievement.
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