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December 13, 2017
Election 2008
Election 2008
Lessons from JFK's 1960 Win
(2008-05-06)
(wfcr) - In September 1960, just months before he was elected President of the United States, democratic candidate John F. Kennedy spoke before a conference of Protestant ministers in Houston. He was there to make the case that his Catholicism should not be an issue in the campaign. Kennedy went on to make made history by becoming the first Catholic president of the U.S.

Springfield college historian Thomas Carty is hearing echoes of the past. He's written extensively about Kennedy's 1960 win and told WFCR's Tina Antolini, Kennedy's reality was similar but not exactly the same as the scenario for today's democratic candidates.
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