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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 24, 2015, 06:58 PM

46. At least some people were concerned

 

about a Kennedy dynasty back in 1968. I recall that rather clearly. There is no way to know what would have happened had RFK not been murdered, but I honestly suspect that if he had won the general election, it would not have been easy sailing for him. He was not his brother, and that would have been held against him He had a (well-deserved, I believe) reputation for ruthlessness, and that trait would have come out very strongly.

When Ted Kennedy ran in 1980, there was a lot of ambivalence about him because of his older brothers, not to mention his own personal failings.

But a father, then two sons as President? Or a man and then his wife? They both smack of the goings-on of a banana republic.

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