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Phoenix man

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mjyoung

Subj: Re: Biden gives me hope
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:49:10 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Biden gives me hope
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 at 12:45:59 am EDT (Viewed 715 times)


> > ***Isn't Kennedy regarded as one of this country's greatest, most loved presidents? Regardless, Biden's gaffe shouldnt have to great an impact with a few weeks left...but we will see.
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> Not as one of the greatest. Kennedy didn't accomplish much, or really excelled at being president. But looking at what he did, he wasn't great (but I would hesitate to say bad). Kennedy was the young, attractive guy who gave good speeches. He made lots of promises of how he would change America (new frontier), but in reality, he didn't accomplish much as president. Any of this sound familiar? \:\)
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> Curious, can you name one positive thing that Kennedy did? And no, the Peace Corps doesn't count. \:\)
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> I can name 5 things off the top of my head that he failed at(got us into Vietnam, Berlin Wall, Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs Invasion, Civil Rights).
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> He is beloved, mostly because of his personal affairs, and the fact that he was assassinated. In the same way, James Dean was only in three movies, yet is called the iconic star of his age.
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> And I doubt Biden's comment will have any real traction. I just thought it was funny. As the article says humorously, Biden is "snatching defeat from the jaws of Obama".

Why do you count the Cuban Missile Crisis as a negative? Considering how nothing was blown up and the Russians tore those missiles down I'd consider that a positive.


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