John F. Kennedy — remembering a friend

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  • Bill in Nebraska Maryville, MO
    Nov. 23, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    All the dirt on JFK has come out since his death, not while he was alive. As one who lived through the assaination and the funeral to follow it was the end of what we called Camelot here in the United States. His foreign policy was quite good and he started the Civil Rights legislation that LBJ is credited for getting through. He kept this country out of war by standing up to the Russians and was responsible in Kruchef (spelling) losing face with the Politbearu which knocked him out of power. He forced him to back down at a time when Russia had a lot to loose.

    I'm not a democrat but I can honestly say that the party of JFK is not the same party today. Yes, Kennedy was a liberal but not in the same sense as those today. He worked on both sides of the aisle where the parties today work only one side. For all the bad, Nixon was a good President as was Reagan but Clinton and Obama will go down as so so presidents as will Bush and Bush.

  • David in CA Livermore, CA
    Nov. 23, 2010 1:07 p.m.

    There's a "typo" on one of the picture captions!
    I'm speaking of the pictures that accompany this story.

    #28 reads for the year "1965".
    It should read "1963" like all the others.

    Lyndon B. Johnson was President in 1965.
    He had been JFK's VP, and LBJ won the Election
    of 1964 over Barry Goldwater in those years between
    1963 to 1965.

  • Ronald Fox North Salt Lake, UT
    Nov. 22, 2010 10:53 p.m.

    Bikeboy, Yes, Nixon did make many visits to Utah. As President twice, July 24, 1970, and Oct. 30, 1970. Other times he visited were. June 5, 1949, September 25, 1952, Oct. 24, 1954, September 9, 1956, Oct. 17, 1958, Oct. 10, 1960, September 30, 1961, Oct. 30, 1964, September 15, 1966, Sept. 18, 1968.

  • TMR Santa Monica, CA
    Nov. 22, 2010 8:30 p.m.

    A great story; thanks DN.

  • LuVePacifica RosePark, Utah
    Nov. 22, 2010 3:47 p.m.

    Thank you for Wonderful Story
    Of Value with Memo of USA`President JFK

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Nov. 22, 2010 3:08 p.m.

    Wayne R. calls JFK a failure, but naturally doesn't say why. He kept the country from worse violence in the Civil Rights Era, pointed the country to landing a man on the moon, managed the Cuban Missile Crisis to a successful conclusion, started the Peace Corps, and served in a time of low inflation while building the military. Not bad for a term lasting under three years.

  • Richie Saint George, UT
    Nov. 22, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    Good name oldasdirt, because I am older. You might be surprised but President Faust was a Democratic Senator in Utah. I also think President's Hugh B. Brown and Tanner were Democrats. Make no mistake they wer not cut from the same cloth as that socialist, Harry Reid. Overall an excellent article.

  • oldasdirt Grantsville, UT
    Nov. 22, 2010 1:43 p.m.

    Good article. I believe that the press, cable and the web blogger have a lot to do with how the public views current politicians. Many do not report the news, but want to create it, become the news and destroy people who disagree with their point of view. The public judge politicians based on poor information and opinion. We not only want to destroy their reputation but throw them in jail. We should all take a deep breath and use common sense in judging them and their work.

  • bikeboy Boise, ID
    Nov. 22, 2010 11:02 a.m.

    But ... but ... but ... I thought Mormons were commanded by their leaders to vote the straight Republican ticket!!!


    This article should be of interest to those who make that accusation.

    My LDS parents were Nixon supporters - did Nixon make SLC appearances, too?

    I miss that "innocent" world I was blessed to grow up in. Imagine! The president of the United States riding around in public - in a convertible!

    Thanks for the fond memories, Deseret News.

  • my slc Newport Beach, CA
    Nov. 22, 2010 10:54 a.m.

    God bless you Mr. President.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Nov. 22, 2010 10:23 a.m.

    Was this written by Senator Hatch? Clearly the writer is a professional Kennedy apologist. This President accomplish nothing, he failed in foreign policy and domestically as well. He was unfaithful to his wife. I am just sorry to see the liberals still try to make this man a martyr.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington DC, MD
    Nov. 22, 2010 6:57 a.m.

    God Bless you JFK. The last real president of the Unted States before the office was hijacked by a criminal cabal that still rule it to this day.