Is Barack Obama the next JFK? (by Ted Sorensen, The New Republic - 7.19.07)
At first glance, the Democratic nominee for president in 1960, John Fitzgerald Kennedy--the millionaire Caucasian war hero for whom I worked for eleven golden years--seems notably different from the most interesting candidate for next year's nomination, Senator Barack Obama.
But when does a difference make a difference?
Different times, issues, and electors make any meaningful comparison unlikely. But the parallels in their candidacies are striking.