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  •  America and the world would be radically different (2+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright, Just Bob

    Johnson and his Vietnam build up brought us Reagan IMO.  And Reagan brought us "blue dogs" and "blue dogs" got us W. I believe nothing like this would have happened if JFK was not assassinated.

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    by Shockwave on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 12:54:01 PM PST

    •  It really is extremely hard to predict (3+ / 0-)
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      hester, Shockwave, CharlesInCharge

      these sorts of things.

      Who knows what might have happened.   One could argue that much of the Kennedy's legacy was fulfilled by Johnson which is what I believe.   Kennedy was good at thinking long term and setting a vision but might not have been able to get the legislation passed while Johnson wasn't so much a visionary but was excellent at getting bills passed through Congress.

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