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.
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 Electionof 1964 over Barry Goldwater in those years between
1963 to 1965.
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.
A great story; thanks DN.
YesThank you for Wonderful Story Of Value with Memo of
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.
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.
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
But ... but ... but ... I thought Mormons were commanded by their leaders to
vote the straight Republican ticket!!!(/sarcasm)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.
God bless you Mr. President.
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.
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.