Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962 do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war?
President Kennedy was willing to go to war. He was not a coward. The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell. He was ready to protect this nation but he was not ready for a military solution just because it was being rammed down his throat.
There used to be this feeling under Eisenhower and Kennedy and Roosevelt and Truman that government was a solution. Trust in the presidency fell precipitously under Johnson - real lows. And it's never come back. It's a trend that if you're liberal is really discouraging.
Movies TV sports come and go but what you stand for is what people remember. Mandela Martin Luther King John Kennedy are people who really stood for something and were willing to die for it. You don't see a whole lot of that any more.
RFK was a compelling figure because he was willing to challenge his audiences and in turn connect with them in a unique way. Kennedy showed that our values define us and can inspire others to believe in the possibility of change and a better society.
My sense of religion is Einstein's sense of relativity. I don't believe in God. I believe that energy never dies. So the possibility exists that you might be breathing in some other form of Moses or Buddha or Muhammad or Bobby Kennedy or Roosevelt or Martin Luther King or Jesus.
Robert Kennedy was such an inspiring figure. His interest in politics seemed to come not from a desire for power but from a need to help our society live up to its ideals.
The lesson of the last year is this: foreign policy can't be managed through the politics of personality and our President would do well to take note of an observation John F. Kennedy made once he was in office - that all of the world's problems aren't his predecessor's fault.
Kennedy lied and lied about his health while he was alive even using his father's influence to get into the Navy without ever taking a medical examination.
In those days the late 1970s one of the leading politicians was a soon-to-be uncle by marriage of Arnold Schwarzenegger named Ted Kennedy.
We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there.
Our liberal New York/Washington-based media would never in a million years put Liberal Godfather Ted Kennedy on the spot about his clan's bad behavior to whose lurid history he himself has contributed so much.
The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22 1963. It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign trap door in American culture and the wild bats flapped out.
The fact is that we would have had comprehensive health care now had it not been for Ted Kennedy's deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed in 1978 or '79.
I was the first boy in the Kennedy family to graduate from college.
Music is more difficult - try naming a political band. The Dead Kennedys. The Dead Kennedys are political but they are more funny than they are political.
It's funny that there was so much disturbance about having a Catholic in the White House with Kennedy and when we finally get a religion in the White House that's causing a lot of conflicts and concerns and disturbances for a lot of people it's in the Bush Administration.
They can gas me but I am famous. I have achieved in one day what it took Robert Kennedy all his life to do.
Has Bill Clinton inspired idealism in the young as he himself was inspired by John F. Kennedy? Or has he actually reduced their idealism? Surely part of the answer lies in Clinton's personal moral lapse with Monica Lewinsky. But more important was his sin of omission - his failure to embrace a moral cause beyond popularity.
I think he Oswald felt he was a failure and for the United States and for President Kennedy and all of us. He knew he was a failure at everything he tried frustrated with a very sad life but he was a Marxist.
So I think that Marilyn what she gave the world and in many ways Kennedy too was that they had dreams and they didn't allow anybody to take away their dreams.
I came at age in the '60s and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time - the anti-war movement the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy's campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed.
I believe history will come to view 9/11 as an event on par with November 22 1963 the date on which John F. Kennedy was murdered cutting short a presidency that was growing ever more promising. Dreams died that day in Dallas it is easy to imagine the 1960s turning out rather differently had President Kennedy lived.
I believe the death of Bobby Kennedy was in many ways the death of decency in America. I think it was the death of manners and formality the death of poetry and the death of a dream.