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Old 06-20-2019, 05:21 PM   #7853
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I don't know whether this is addressed in Chappaquiddick, but Joseph P. Kennedy refused to eat any more when it happened, and he died soon afterward.

An odd thing about Ted Kennedy's career is that he challenged the incumbent Democratic president, Jimmy Carter, in 1980, alleging that Carter wasn't liberal enough -- although of course Carter was quite liberal, maybe the most liberal president we've ever had. And in 1992 Bill Clinton ushered in a long era of conservatism in the Democratic party that only now is ending, but Kennedy didn't particularly complain about that.

People who were in the know later said that Kennedy regarded the presidency as rightfully his and that he resented a hick like Carter seizing the throne.
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