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View Diary: On the anniversary of JFK's assassination, a boatload of speculative what-ifs are still unresolved (144 comments)

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  •  But i'd wager, w/o seeing the rankings, (0+ / 0-)

    that Sen Kennedy was still up there with most of the liberal Dem senators in terms of votes.

    And you could not get elected dog catcher back then w/o espousing strong anti-communist views, along with (for most) a belief, however skeptically and cynically held, in Ike's Domino Theory.

    JFK was also to the left of most senators in speaking out for emerging countries under colonial rule, including Algeria.

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