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  •  Teddy's legacy (1+ / 0-)
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    James Allen

    I think Teddy's legacy wont be lost to history. I think, already, a lot more people know who he is than Bobby.

    I'd rate him as probably one of the top 10 most influential American politicians of the 20th century. He won't be lost to the annals of history.

    23, Male, LA-02, TX-08 (originally), SSP: sschmi4

    by Stephen Schmitz on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 06:53:04 PM PDT

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    •  There is no way to way to compare exactly (0+ / 0-)

      but according to Google searches there are about twice as many online references to Robert/Bobby Kennedy than Ted/Teddy Kennedy.

      It's hard to imagine how a person could come to know who Teddy is without also knowing who Bobby is.

      Mr. Gorbachev, establish an Electoral College!

      by tommypaine on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 12:58:12 AM PDT

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      •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

        Ask any person born since Bobby's assassination that same question, especially anyone born after 1980. They'd know Teddy on TV, as a Senator, as a presidential candidate, when he helped negotiate with the Bush administration, when he endorsed Obama, his work on healthcare, etc.

        In modern American history classes, Teddy is taught, I dare say Bobby isn't unless to mention his assassination.

        23, Male, LA-02, TX-08 (originally), SSP: sschmi4

        by Stephen Schmitz on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 10:48:06 AM PDT

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