november / 10

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)

10th November, 1960 : After a night of uncertainty John Fitzgerald Kennedy has emerged as the new President of the United States by a narrow margin. He obtained only 120,000 more votes than his Republican opponent, Vice-President Nixon. At 43 JFK is the youngest to win the Presidency. [Theodore Roosevelt?]He is also the first Roman Catholic. His father is a self-made millionaire, who was a war-time ambassador in London. Kennedy was raised with Boston elite, going to Princeton and Harvard. He is expected to bring a cadre of Eastern intellectuals into Government, replacing the businessmen favoured by President Eisenhower.

[And the rot set in]

 

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