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    visiting with poor whites in WVA during the '60 primaries?  Quite a few in that state and unemployment was quite here there at the time, and he needed their votes.  He couldn't help but notice, and be personally affected by, the depth of their poverty.

    Also scenes of JFK getting up early, before dawn, to greet the working man at his factory.

    One of his first acts upon taking over as president was to increase the federal assistance to states for the needy to obtain surplus food.  Not a tax cut for the rich, but a needed govt step up in assistance for the poor.

    Matter of fact, all the Kennedys have consistently been in touch with the plight of the poor.  Ted famously fought often, for instance, for regular and substantial increases in the minimum wage, along with battles for universal health care as a right for all.

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