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"It's only words

And words are all I have
To take your heart away..."
- The Bee Gees (1968)

Some Words By Presidents and Presidential Contenders - And The Experiences That Qualified THOSE Speakers To Be Judged By Their Words


"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself..." - FDR (1933)

When FDR became President in 1933 at the age of 51 he had been:

• NY State Senator (1910-1913)
• Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1913-1920)
• President - New York City Boy Scout Foundation (1924)
• Founder - Ten Mile River Boy Scout Camp (1924-1930)
• Governor of New York (1928-1932)


"Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You - Ask What You Can Do For Your Country" - JFK (1961)

When JFK became President in 1961 at the age of 43 he had been:

• Lieutenant & Commander - US Navy (1941-1945)
• US Representative (1946-1952)
• US Senator (1952-1960)


"There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" - RFK (1968)

When RFK became a Presidential candidate in 1968 at the age of 42 he had been:

• Lawyer - US Department of Justice (1951-1952)
• Manager - JFK's 1952 Senate campaign (1952)
• Chief counsel - Senate committee staff (1954-1957)
• Chief counsel - Senate Labor Rackets Committee (1957-1959)
• Manager - JFK's 1960 Presidential campaign (1959-1960)
• US Attorney General (1961-1964)
• US Senator (1965-1968)

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