Forty-eight years before Barack Obama's inauguration, I was a teenager, sitting in front of a 12-inch Motorola console, watching 43 year-old John F. Kennedy of inaugurated as our 35th President.
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For all the advantages that Barack Obama has this year, the same problems that nearly led to Kennedy losing to Nixon are lurking just below the surface of the 2008 political landscape.
If JFK's multi-act dance with Krushchev taught us anything, it's that negotiation isn't weakness. As to the historical analogies, bring 'em on. There's worse than being compared to a Kennedy.
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