Five Things JFK Could Teach Obama

To restart his presidency, Obama needs to ask for help, reconnect with his party and tap into the can-do resilience of the American people

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Sen. John F. Kennedy on his private plane during his Presidential campaign.

We once had a hero for a President. As a skipper, he saved his crew in World War II, carrying one man on his back for four hours through enemy waters. As a young President, he saved the planet from a nuclear World War III in the Cuban missile crisis. He got us moving again, pushed civil rights, tax cuts, a Peace Corps, then off to the moon. He was the kind of leader Americans wanted to follow.

There was something else about him, something we knew only when we lost him. His wife Jacqueline called him "that elusive, unforgettable man."...

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