Just days before he was assassinated, JFK confided to his secretary that he wanted to replace his veep when he ran for reelection—he didn’t think LBJ was fit for president.
Thurston Clarke has written ten books, including The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America (a New York Times bestseller), California Fault (a New York Times Notable Book) and Ask Not: The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy and the Speech That Changed America. His articles have been published in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
For decades, it has been a family tradition for the Kennedy brothers to eulogize their fallen siblings—John did it for Joe Jr., Bobby did it for John, and Teddy did it for Bobby. Now that the last brother has passed away, Kennedy biographer Thurston Clarke picks the perfect relative to bid farewell to the Lion of the Senate.
The remarkable parallels between Obama's rhetoric and Kennedy's
Robert F. Kennedy’s biographer says the GOP’s rhetoric echoes the vile words that preceded RFK’s assassination.