Say of the Day: Thurston Clarke in “The Last Campaign”

 

….former Kennedy speechwriter Jeff Greefield summarized RFK’s plitical philosophy as “Take your foot off the other guy’s neck!”  He recalled that whenever Kennedy told an audience the opposite of what it presumably wanted to hear, “you could almost hear people thinking and changing their minds. ”  And when Greenfield said this, one could almost hear people in the conference room asking themselves what politician in his right mind would do that now.”

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