Saturday, April 28, 2007

What Would Kennedy Have Done?

Colleen was wondering:

Kennedy only had his "1000 days" as President and he was able to accomplish a lot. What do you think he could have achieved if he hadn't been assasinated? Could he have achieved more than what Johnson did as his successor or less? Do you think it would have been better for the U.S. if he had continued being president, or was it better his time in the White House ended?

Editor's Note: when answering this question, think about what Johnson was able to accomplish (CR and Voting Rights Acts, War on Poverty, Great Society) and what he failed to do (Vietnam). Was Johnson able to succeed and fail b/c he was who he was? Would JFK have succeeded better or worse based upon his own personality, strengths and weaknesses?

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